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Animal Hospital at Vista Lakes

Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform soft tissue surgery for a number of medical reasons. This common surgery can be used for most anything non-joint or bone related.


Soft tissue surgery is any surgery non-joint or bone related, and can include ear, nose and throat, cardio-thoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin reconstructive and oncological surgeries. If soft tissue surgery is recommended for your pet, we will do everything possible to keep them safe and comfortable before, during, and after the surgery.

Why would my pet need soft tissue surgery?

Veterinary soft tissue surgery is recommended for a variety of reasons. The most common soft tissue surgeries for animals are hernia repairs and mass removals. More advanced soft tissue surgeries include cystotomy, abdominal exploratory surgery, and splenectomy.

When would soft tissue surgery be needed?

Soft tissue surgeries are used for a wide array of medical conditions. These include "routine" procedures such as mass removals, trauma, and emergency surgery, wound management, and reconstructive procedures.

How do you care for my pet during surgery?

Our veterinarians adhere to the highest level of care standards for all surgical procedures. Our highly skilled doctors place the utmost emphasis on pain management to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout the treatment process. We believe that keeping our patients safe and comfortable before, during and after surgery is of the greatest importance and an essential component of your pet's care.

Animal Hospital at Vista Lakes Appointment Deposit And Cancellation Policy 

To serve our patients and clients in the most efficient manner, we require a $100 deposit when scheduling a surgery appointment. This deposit will go toward the cost of the surgery. Please note that if we have not seen your pet within 3 months of scheduling the surgery, we will require a consultation prior to scheduling to ensure your pet is a candidate for surgery.

If you need to cancel or reschedule you will need to call within 48 hours of your appointment to keep your deposit on file or receive a refund. If you do not call us within 48 hours your deposit will be forfeited. If you are rescheduling, an additional $100 deposit will be required, no exceptions.

Please call (407) 380-3011 to schedule, cancel, or reschedule your pet’s surgery. If you are unable to reach us, please email or text us and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.