Soft Tissue Surgery
The highly skilled vets at South Hedland Vet Hospital are experienced in most forms of soft tissue surgery and are committed to getting the best outcome for your pet’s health.
What is soft tissue surgery?
The body’s soft tissues are those parts not associated with the nervous (e.g. brain) and skeletal (bone) systems. In our vet practice soft tissue surgery is a broad discipline encompassing many of the surgeries you will be familiar with.
Common soft tissue surgical procedures performed by our vets include pet desexing, large mass or lump removals and intestinal surgery.
If your pet requires soft tissue surgery, our friendly staff will explain to you exactly what’s involved and what you’ll need to do, but here are the basics.
In the morning
Your pet will be admitted into our surgical ward in the morning and our dedicated staff will be on hand to care for your pet. We’ll do a pre-anaesthetic exam, and usually sedate your pet as soon as it is admitted into hospital.
General anaesthesia will be administered by our vet surgeon and anaesthesia is monitored with close observation from a team of experienced nursing staff. While the vet operates, the nurses continue to monitor your pets heart and respiratory rate. Pain relieving medication is administered after surgery and we continue to monitor the pet during the recovery stage to ensure that they are comfortable, dry, warm and settled.
In most cases pets are able to return home once they are awake, walking and have minimum discomfort. If there are any concerns about a pet’s recovery we may keep them overnight – your pet’s health is our top priority. Upon discharge, we will provide you with comprehensive post-surgery care instructions.
If you’re worried about your pet’s health, call South Hedland Veterinary Hospital on (08) 9172 1608.