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Vero Beach Veterinary Hospital

Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform soft tissue surgery for a number of medical reasons. This common surgery can be used for most anything non-joint or bone related.


Soft tissue surgery is any surgery non-joint or bone related, and can include ear, nose and throat, cardio-thoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin reconstructive and oncological surgeries. If soft tissue surgery is recommended for your pet, we will do everything possible to keep them safe and comfortable before, during, and after the surgery.

Why would my pet need soft tissue surgery?

Veterinary soft tissue surgery is recommended for a variety of reasons. The most common soft tissue surgeries for animals are hernia repairs and mass removals. More advanced soft tissue surgeries include cystotomy, abdominal exploratory surgery, and splenectomy.

When would soft tissue surgery be needed?

Soft tissue surgeries are used for a wide array of medical conditions. These include "routine" procedures such as mass removals, trauma, and emergency surgery, wound management, and reconstructive procedures.

How do you care for my pet during surgery?

Our veterinarians adhere to the highest level of care standards for all surgical procedures. Our highly skilled doctors place the utmost emphasis on pain management to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout the treatment process. We believe that keeping our patients safe and comfortable before, during and after surgery is of the greatest importance and an essential component of your pet's care.

We understand that surgery is not the easiest experience for you, your pet, or your family, which is why we ensure you will be provided with a thorough understanding of the procedure as well as proper post-surgery care so you can feel comfortable making decisions for your animal.

All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are individually tailored to your pet. Our surgical services and facilities include a fully-trained veterinary and technical staff that will ensure the safest, most efficient and state-of-the-art procedures for your pet. During surgery, our staff utilizes heated surgery tables for greater animal comfort, advanced sterilization techniques, and ECG and oxygen saturation monitors. We utilize warming pads and barer huggers to maintain our patient’s temperature during surgery. Following an operation, our staff offers intensive after surgery care and full blood testing to monitor the health of your pet.