At College Animal Hospital, we provide a comprehensive range of soft tissue surgical procedures for our cat and dog patients in San Diego.

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What are soft tissue surgical procedures?

The majority of surgical procedures that are not orthopedic in nature fall under the umbrella of soft tissue surgery. 

We 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.

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Soft Tissue Procedures At College Animal Hospital

Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians will ensure that your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible for your pet, and for you!

We'll discuss each step of the process with you, 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.

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Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs

  • What happens during the consultation appointment?

    During the consultation, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a physical examination, related blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to pinpoint your pet's health problem.

    Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (x-rays), CT scans, ultrasounds, and biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan is made and discussed with you.

  • Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?

    No; your animal must undergo a consultation appointment prior to surgery. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled. 

  • How long does surgery take?

    Surgeries usually last between two and four hours, but the length of time depends on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.

  • Does my pet have to stay overnight?

    Some of our patients need to remain under observation overnight after surgery so that they can be monitored as they recover.

    Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be referred to a trusted veterinary critical care facility for overnight monitoring and care.

    Often, however, your companion will be able to return home the same day they undergo surgery.

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