From spay & neuter procedures to lump and mass removal and urinary bladder surgeries, our Victoria vets perform a comprehensive range of soft tissue surgical procedures.Book an Appointment
Soft Tissue Procedures
At Downtown Veterinary Clinic, soft tissue surgery covers spay & neuter procedures, lump or mass removal and urinary bladder surgeries.
During each of these procedures, we follow stringent surgical protocols and use best-in-practice surgical techniques. A dedicated nurse administers anesthesia and continuously monitors your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. We also provide pain management.
Following surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management are high priorities. You will also receive detailed instructions for at-home care from your vet.
Soft Tissue Procedures At Downtown Veterinary Clinic
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians will do everything in their power to ensure your pet has a comfortable, stress-free surgical experience, and that both of you are relaxed and understand what to expect.
We'll explain each step of the process, including preparation and appropriate post-operative care. We will also ensure you have all the necessary details you need to make the right choices for your pet.
Our vets at Downtown Veterinary Clinic routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Spay & Neuter
Spay & neuter procedures involve surgically sterilizing a cat or dog to prevent unwanted kittens or puppies, and to prevent disease. As a result of the procedure, your pet will also enjoy an extended life expectancy.
- Lump/Mass Removal
Lumps or masses related to the skin may develop in cats and dogs. They may also grow inside a body cavity and become serious or life-threatening. Lump or Mass Removal Surgery is fairly common for both cats and dogs.
- Urinary Bladder Surgeries
Our vets can perform urinary bladder surgery to remove bladder stones, usually caused by chronic bacterial bladder infection. Clinical signs of bladder stones can include passing blood-tinged urine, frequent urination or straining to urinate, and having urinary accidents in the home.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions we've received from clients with pets coming in for surgery at our clinic:
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
The veterinarian will review your pet's medical history and perform a physical examination during the pre-operative consultation. Any other diagnostic tests required to determine the nature of your pet's condition will also be completed at this point.
Diagnostic testing may include a CT scan, ultrasound, biopsies and radiographs (x-rays). Once we receive test results, a surgery plan is created and discussed with you.
- Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
They do not. A consultation appointment is a pre-operative exam that your pet must have before surgery. Once we receive diagnostic test results from our lab, we can book a surgery appointment.
- How long does surgery take?
Surgeries usually take between two to four hours. Your pet's specific condition and the type of surgery being performed will determine the duration of your pet's procedure.
Caring for Pets in Victoria
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