Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery

***Due to staffing changes and Covid-19, we are not taking on any soft-tissue referrals at present***

Soft Tissue Surgery offers a comprehensive range of surgical procedures and expertise.  We work closely with the other clinical services in the Small Animal Hospital including Internal Medicine, Cardiorespiratory, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia and Oncology, to ensure the best integrated care for our patients.  Our goal is to provide patient-centered care ensuring that we provide the most appropriate treatment that matches the needs of our patients and their owners.

In addition to the management of general soft tissue cases, we have extensive experience and expertise in:

Minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery:

  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy and cryptorchidectomy
  • Laparoscopic gastropexy
  • Laparoscipic liver biopsy
  • Laparoscopic exploration
  • Percutaneous cystoscopic-assisted lithotripsy (PCCL for retrieval of bladder and urethral stones)
  • Thoracoscopic exploration
  • Thoracoscopic pericardiectomy,
  • Thoracoscopic-assisted lung lobectomy

 Interventional radiology techniques:

  • SUB (subcutaneous ureteral bypass) for management of ureteral obstruction
  • Ureteral stenting
  • PTCE (percutaneous transvenous coil embolization of portosystemic shunt) for cutting-edge minimally invasive management of portosystemic shunts in large breed dogs

Thoracic surgery:

  • PDA ligation
  • Pyothorax
  • Chylothorax
  • Thymoma resection
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Pleural port placement

Abdominal surgery:

  • Portosystemic shunt
  • Biliary bypass
  • Advance gastrointestinal surgery
  • Advanced abdominal stapling
  • Portosystemic shunt surgery
  • Peritonitis
  • Urogenital emergencies
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Insulinoma management


  • Maxillectomy
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Tumour resection and advanced reconstructive techniques
  • Combined surgical excision and radiotherapy

Ear, Nose, Throat:

  • TECA/ bulla osteotomy
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Sailocoele
  • Cervical abscess
  • Tracheal resection and anastomosis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy

Wound management and reconstruction:

  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Skin stretching
  • Advanced reconstructive surgery