Soft Tissue Surgery
At Apple Valley Animal Hospital, our committed team of veterinarians is here to provide a wide range of soft tissue surgeries for dogs and cats in Apple Valley.Request An Appointment
What are soft tissue surgical procedures?
Soft tissue surgery is an expansive category of surgeries, which encompasses most surgeries not under the umbrella of Orthopedic Surgery.
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for cats and dogs suffering from throat, ear, and nose conditions or disorders, along with urogenital, hepatic, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, oncological, and skin disorders
Soft Tissue Procedures At Apple Valley Animal Hospital
The experienced, compassionate veterinary team at Apple Valley Animal Hospital are committed to making your pet's surgical experience safe, comfortable and free of stress for you and them.
We will walk you through each step of the surgical process to ensure that you have all the details you need to make the right choices for your pet. This includes preparation and post-operative care.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
During a consultation before the operation, we will go over your pet's medical history with you and perform a physical exam, blood work, and any other appropriate tests to assess your pet's condition.
Diagnostic testing can include CT scans, ultrasounds, radiographs (like x-rays), and biopsies, Once we've received results, we will create and discuss a surgery plan with you.
- Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
No. Our consultation is before the surgery and is considered a pre-operative exam. We will schedule your appointment only once all of our diagnostic tests have come back from our lab.
- How long does surgery take?
Usually between two and four hours. The duration of surgeries depends on the specific surgery which is being performed and on the nature of your pet's condition.
- Does my pet have to stay overnight?
Often, our patients will have to stay overnight for monitoring after a surgery has been completed. Depending on the kind of surgery and how quickly your pet recovers from their anesthesia, you may be able to have your companion home the same day.