Soft Tissue Surgery

We offer extensive, experienced care with our pet procedures. Our veterinarians are dedicated to providing your pet with the best care possible.

Pet Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery is a broad range that includes the internal organs, the body wall, masses and tumors, and hernias.

Our veterinary surgeon is board certified and specializes in performing many different types of soft tissue surgeries, including but not limited to

Abdominal Surgery
  • Colopexy
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastropexy – Prophylactic and Therapeutic
  • Internal organ biopsy
  • Intestinal Foreign Body Removal
  • Splenectomy
Soft Tissue
  • Amputations – limb, tail, toe
  • Anal Gland/Sac Removal
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Hernia Repairs (various)
  • Perineal Hernia Repair
  • Skin Grafting
  • Tumor Removal
Ear Surgery
  • Ventral Bulla Osteotomy (VBO)
Eye Surgery
  • Cherry Eye Repair
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation
Thoracic/Airway Surgery
  • Brachycephalic Airway Surgery
  • Laryngeal Paralysis “tieback”
Head and Neck Surgery
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary Mucocele
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Cesarean section
  • Cryptorchidectomy
  • Cystopexy
  • Cystotomy
  • Episioplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Perineal Urethrostomy
  • Pyometra/OVH
  • Scrotal Ablation
  • Spay/Castration + Gastropexy
  • Urethrostomy

**Please call or have your veterinarian call prior to scheduling if you would like to confirm we can perform your pet’s surgery at our facility**

**Surgical conditions that cannot be performed at Riversbend will be referred to Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center or the Animal Surgical Center of Michigan**


Preparing For Your Pet’s Appointment

Once you have had an appointment with our surgeon a diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed with you. You will be provided with an estimate for all treatments and surgical procedures that may be recommended. Pain management and post operative care will be discussed.

The majority of our surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis which means your pet will not stay the night with us unless absolutely necessary. We have found that most patients are more comfortable being at home following surgery, but this will be determined on your animal’s specific condition. Surgical procedure(s) accommodations will be made if overnight care is needed.

All pertinent medical history should be sent to our office prior to your appointment. When your veterinarian submits their referral, all records are requested at that time. This will allow us to appropriately assess your animal and provide you with an accurate diagnosis.

Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Riversbend Animal Hospital. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.