What are soft tissue surgical procedures?
Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures that are not in the sphere of Orthopedic Surgery.
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for dogs and cats suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin and oncological disorders.
Our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Melissa Dudley is available to perform a number of soft tissue surgeries for pets at our animal hospital in Westminster.
Soft Tissue Procedures At Wachusett Animal Hospital and Pet Retreat
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians will strive to make your pet's surgical procedure comfortable and stress-free for your pet, and for you, too.
We'll talk you through each step of the process, including preparation and proper post-operative care, and ensure that you have all the details you need to make the right choices for your pet.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
During the pre-operative consultation, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a physical examination, appropriate blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to determine the nature of your pet's condition.
Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, ultrasound, and biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan is made and discussed with you.
- Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
No. The consultation appointment is a pre-operative exam that your animal must undergo prior to surgery. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled.
- How long does surgery take?
Surgeries usually last between two to four hours. The duration depends on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.
Welcoming Cats & Dogs to Our Animal Hospital
Wachusett Animal Hospital and Pet Retreat is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Westminster companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.