Soft Tissue Surgery

Dog with laceration

This involves operating on the soft organs and tissues of the body. There is less of a structural component to this area of surgery so there is less need for the heavy-duty tools and more need for gentle handling of delicate tissue. Proper, careful surgical planning, followed by gentle execution of the plan is critically important in all surgery

  • Two dedicated positive pressure operating theatres
  • Intensive care cages for continuous monitoring patients before and after surgery
  • Electrocautery
  • Surgical suction
  • Full range of surgical instruments for all common procedures including deep laparotomy and thoracotomy
  • Dedicated nursing staff for anaesthetic monitoring and post-operative care
  • Multiparameter anaesthetic monitors for every anaesthetised patient
  • Full in-house diagnostic laboratory on-site for rapid results
  • Access to 24-hour care facility overnight for critical monitoring if required.
Brachycephalic surgery

Franklin Vets offers a number of soft tissue surgical procedures.

  • Total Ear Canal Ablation with Latera Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-LBO)
  • Skin grafts
  • Cancer surgery
  • Wound management
  • Perineal urethrostomy for cats with blocked bladders
  • Gastrointestinal tract surgery
  • Gastric dilation with volvulus GDV
  • Soft palate resection and alar fold resection
  • Splenectomy (removal of spleen)
  • Liver surgery - including mass and liver lobe removal
  • Salivary gland removal
  • Thyroidectomy (removal of thyroid gland)
  • Nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
  • Perineal hernia repair

Your pets will receive professional care from our skilled veterinarians. Our fully trained staff will monitor your pet’s performance and comfort throughout the surgery with our modern equipment.

Surgery price list April 2022

Call Franklin Vets on 09 238 7486 or email to discuss the transfer of your patient to our clinic for assessment and treatment. We will need to see the medical record (including any relevant laboratory results and radiographs) before seeing your pet, so please ask your own vet to transfer these directly to us before your appointment.