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Soft Tissue Surgery

When a pet requires surgery, it’s important to know that your veterinarian is well-trained and experienced so that your companion animal will receive the best possible care.  Unless emergency surgery is necessary, you should ask questions prior to any scheduled procedure, and learn all you can about the soft-tissue surgery itself, any pre-appointment recommendations, required recovery expectations, post-operative care, and necessary follow-up or next steps.

Whether the scheduled surgery is a relatively routine procedure such as spaying or neutering, a minimally-invasive or laser technique, a biopsy or diagnostic procedure or another type of specialized treatment, your animal’s caring professional will answer all your questions and allay your concerns in advance.

Full Range of Veterinary Services

Just as in treatment centers for humans, our professional veterinarians serving South Shore Quincy and Boston pets are fully-equipped and trained in the latest techniques. The pet vet team at Willard Veterinary Clinic provides personalized and experienced medical services for you and your pet — from “first shots” through geriatric care.

When it comes to a need for surgery, we know you will have concerns. Our team gives you the support to need to make informed choices, offering treatment options, resource information, consultations and the full range of modern science to deal with whatever situation you face.

Common soft tissue surgeries we perform include, but are not limited to:

• Reproductive surgery

• Minimally invasive surgery

• Gastrointestinal surgery

• Respiratory surgery

• Head and neck surgery

• Oncology

• Reconstructive wound care

Preparing for Surgery

Soft-tissue surgery describes a wide range of veterinary procedures, some of them quite routine, and others representing cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques. Any need for a surgical procedure on a beloved cat or dog can be a cause for worry, and the best thing you can do to prepare yourself and your pet for the surgery is to be fully-informed and to stay calm.

Today’s veterinary procedures employ the same sort of diagnostic and surgical advances that are commonplace for humans: Lasers, imaging techniques, small cameras that are inserted into body cavities and almost-microscopic incisions or portals that instruments are inserted through.

Your companion will be prepped quickly for any procedure, kept comfortable with monitored anesthetics and post-operative drugs, and helped to full recovery in the best possible manner by our caring team of professionals.

Just Before — and Just After

Prior to surgery, you should ensure that your pet is clean and well groomed, kept comfortable and eats lightly, particularly the night before any procedure. Your vet will let you know if any medications must be administered, or if there are additional special arrangements. In the same way, your vet will advise about any post-operative needs or medications. Keeping an animal calm, comfortable, and well hydrated is generally beneficial.

Surgery is always serious, but veterinary advances have made soft-tissue surgery less worrisome than it has ever been before. If you face a need for surgery on your dachshund or your great dane, or if your kitten or aging cat requires a surgical diagnosis to determine future treatment, face the need with confidence. Call our team of pet vets to schedule a consultation or a well-animal visit.

Questions or concerns about soft tissue surgery for your pet? Fill out our contact form online or call today at 617.773.6565.

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