Soft Tissue

Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as desexing, exploratory laporotomies, caesareans, lump removals, biopsies, wound stitch-ups, removal of intestinal foreign bodies - the list is endless!

A very common soft tissue surgery is the removal of lumps. Some lumps may require a biopsy prior to removal to help understand whether they are cancerous or not. This information assists us in planning the surgery accordingly to give your pet the best possible outcome. Once they have been removed we recommend sending them to our external laboratory for analysis.

Although most lumps are benign (not harmful), a minority are more serious (malignant). In the case of malignant (cancerous) tumours, early removal and an accurate diagnosis is extremely important to maximise the chances of a good outcome.

If you find a lump or bump on your pet please make an appointment to visit Family Pet Centre to discuss any surgery your pet may require. 

Please see our section under desexing for more details about this surgery.

Some examples of the soft tissue surgeries Your Vet at Family Pet Centre has performed are:

  • Emergency / Elective Caesarean
  • Mammary cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Removal of nasal tumours
  • Skin Cancer due to exposure to UV
  • Oral tumours on tongue or gums
  • Bladder stones in bladder
  • Removal of bladder tumour
  • Removal of spleen in the case of ruptures or cancer
  • Resection of part of intestine or stomach due to cancer
  • Removal of foreign body obstruction in intestines or stomachs
  • Removal of liver lobe in the case of cancer or ruptures
  • Removal of kidney in the case of cancer or trauma
  • Removal of tumours from pet rats/guinea pigs/ rabbits
  • many others

At Family Pet Centre, Your Vet Clinic is fully equipped with surgical suite and necessary surgical equipment that allow us to perform the vast majority of soft tissue surgical procedures that your pet may require.