Soft tissue specialists

Veterinary soft tissue surgery refers to the treatment of any conditions that affect the organs, such as the heart, lungs, liver, skin and muscles. It can also include reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence and wound management.

Our soft tissue surgeons are some of the most experienced in the profession, ready to take on even the most complex of cases and work towards the best possible outcome.

End-to-end support for pets and owners

Soft tissue surgery can sound concerning, and many of the animals we look after can be quite unwell once they require this treatment. We’ll be there to support you throughout the whole process, keeping you fully informed of the steps we’re taking and always prioritising what’s best for your pet.

They’ll receive the very best intensive care post-surgery, overseen round the clock by our experienced nursing team who’ll be there to monitor and care for
them on their recovery.

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Brachycephalic airway syndrome

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Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) is the name for a group of airway conditions and abnormalities that occur in short-nosed dogs.

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Perineal Hernia

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In most cases a perineal hernia will require surgery to fix. This will often be combined with castration in order to remove the risk of it reoccurring.

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Otitis is an extremely common condition in cats and dogs that causes inflammation in the ear.

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Portosystemic Shunt

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A portosystemic shunt (PSS), also known as a liver shunt, occurs when an abnormal vessel forms causing blood to shunt, or bypass, the liver.

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Salivary Mucocele In Dogs And Cats

Facial Paralysis In Dogs And Cats

Salivary mucocele in dogs & cats is a painless swelling caused by the leaking of saliva into the soft tissue around damaged salivary glands & ducts.

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Dog Nephrectomy Recovery

Salivary Mucocele In Dogs And Cats

Dog nephrectomy recovery follows nephrectomy, a type of surgery where one of a dog’s kidneys is removed following trauma, severe infection or cancer.

Top tier equipment
and facilities

With a number of dedicated, environmentally-controlled theatres on-site, and advanced imaging capabilities including MRI and CT scanning, we’re best placed to diagnose and treat a wide number of soft tissue cases.

Combine that with our experienced and caring team of specialists and nursing professionals and we’ve got a full-service approach to soft tissue surgery that paves the way to achieving the best possible outcome, every time.

Make a referral

If you’re a veterinary professional looking to make a referral for soft tissue surgery, please fill in our online referral form. If you’re a pet owner and want to talk to us about what happens next, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to speak to you.

How other owners 
feel about us

We would like to thank Don and the rest of the Dogwood team for everything they have done for Casper. He is making an excellent recovery after his spinal surgery and is certainly getting back to his normal self again. Thank you!

Judith Storey and her 1 year old Shih Tzu Casper

I couldn’t be happier with the treatment Luna received from Don and the team. She had excellent care during her few days there and I think she enjoyed all the fuss – and now she’s home we can’t keep her still!

Marissa Lowe and her 2 year old cat Luna

Why choose Dogwood

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Years of experience in the field

A brilliant team of veterinary specialists and nurses.

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Incredible state-of-the-art facilities

Combined with a different calibre of care.

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Truly exceptional standard of care

We’re committed to going beyond the norm.

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Real humans, giving genuine advice

It’s what we promise with every visit.

Our veterinary soft tissue surgery services

Depending on the type and severity of the condition, we’ll be able to advise on the best course of treatment for your pet. We can treat a number of soft tissue conditions, including but not limited to: