Soft Tissue Surgeries

Just like humans, your pets are susceptible to injury, disease, and disorders that can make soft tissue surgery necessary. 

Our specialized Soft Tissue Surgery team here at Tolland Veterinary Hospital is experienced and board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Our team is made up of highly competent surgery residents and licensed technicians who are all dedicated to delivering optimal outcomes for your pets.


How Can Soft Tissue Surgery Help?

Just like humans, animals are subject to all manner of injury and disease which may make surgical intervention a necessity. That’s why when your furry, four-legged, or feathered friend needs serious medical help, only the most professional and qualified veterinary surgical experts will do. 

Soft Tissue Surgery Applications

  •  Minimally invasive surgery: Minimally invasive surgeries are the most common types used in veterinary care. These include a wide range of common and relatively low-risk procedures.
  •  Reproductive surgery: Animals too can develop reproductive problems that require surgical techniques to remedy. This can be especially important for pedigree animals and competitive sports animals like race horses.
  •  Abdominal surgery: The abdomen is the most common area of the body where surgical procedures must be done. Many minimally invasive techniques and advancements have been made in this area.
  •  Thoracic surgery: Working in the upper torso is usually more invasive and delicate in nature, calling for specialized techniques and our most experienced personnel. 
  •  Upper airway surgery: Surgery for the upper airway is a common occurrence for many types of animals for disease formations, choking incidents, and more. 
  •  Head and neck surgery: Animals subjected to injuries to the head or neck, and other conditions affecting these areas require specialized care and help for long-term recovery.
  •  Neurosurgery: While the nervous systems of animals are not as complex as that of humans, veterinary neurosurgery remains a highly demanding and precise discipline requiring the highest levels of expertise and professionalism. 
  •  Surgical oncology: Surgical care is not always done in response to an injury or disorder. Sometimes it is done to prevent harm that can be predicted either through a study of the genetic, behavioral, or physiological needs of the patient.
  •  Wound care and reconstruction: The prevention of infection and the restructuring of critical tissue formations is often necessary before, during, and after surgery.

Every veterinarian on our team is among the most qualified in her or his specialty. We will work with you closely to find a vet who is an optimal match for the needs of your pet and to develop an affordable veterinary care plan that suits your budget.

To learn more about how our soft tissue team can help, get in touch with Tolland Veterinary Hospital today at any of our following locations:

  • Tolland 
  • Vernon 
  • Coventry 
  • Storrs 
  • Mansfield 
  • Stafford Springs 
  • Willington 
  • Ellington 
  • Manchester


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