At Raintree Veterinary Center, our skilled veterinary team provides a comprehensive range of soft tissue surgical procedures for our cat and dog patients in Hoquiam.Book An Appointment
What are soft tissue surgical procedures?
Most surgeries that are not in the sphere of Orthopedic Surgery fall into the category of Soft Tissue Surgery.
At Raintree Veterinary Center our vets offer soft tissue surgical procedures for dogs and cats suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin and oncological disorders.
Soft Tissue Procedures At Our Hoquiam Animal Hospital
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians work hard to ensure that your pet's surgical procedure is a comfortable and stress-free process for your pet, and for you, too.
A member of our veterinary team will take the time to talk you through each step of the process, including preparation and proper post-operative care, and ensure that you have all the details you need to make the right choices for your pet. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet's upcoming surgery, don't hesitate to ask us. We are here to answer all of your questions.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
- What happens during the surgery consultation appointment?
During the pre-operative consultation, your vet will review your pet’s medical history and perform a physical examination, appropriate blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to determine the nature of your animal's condition.
Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, ultrasound, and biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan is made and discussed with you.
- Will the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
No. The consultation appointment is a pre-operative exam that your animal must undergo prior to surgery. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled.
- How long will my pet's surgery take?
Veterinary surgeries typically last between two to four hours. The duration of your pet's surgery depends on the type of surgery being performed and your pet’s specific condition.
- Will my pet have to stay overnight?
Our patients will often need to stay in the hospital overnight after surgery so that we can monitor them as they recover from the procedure. Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be able to go home on the same day.