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Soft Tissue Surgery

At Animal Emergency Clinic's two locations in St. Louis, we provide a range of soft tissue surgical procedures for our cat and dog patients. 

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What are soft tissue surgery procedures?

Soft tissue surgery covers most surgical procedures that are not classified under orthopedic surgery.

We offer soft tissue surgery procedures for cats and dogs suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, in addition to, urogenital, gastrointestinal, oncological, and skin disorders. 

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Soft Tissue Procedures At Animal Emergency Clinic

Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians will do their best to make your pet's surgical procedure comfortable and stress-free for your pet, and for you, too.

We'll explain each step of the process thoroughly, including preparation and appropriate post-operative care, and ensure that you have all the details you need to make the right decisions for your pet. 

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Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs

  • What happens during the consultation appointment?

    We will review your pet's medical history and conduct a physical examination during the pre-operative consultation. We will also take appropriate bloodwork and any other diagnostic tests that are required to determine the nature of your pet's condition. 

    Diagnostic testing can include digital radiology (X-rays), ultrasound, ECG/EKG, and endoscopy. Once we've received the results, we will develop a surgical and treatment plan, and review it with you. 

  • Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?

    Yes. Soft tissue surgery is performed by our ER vets as emergencies, and so they generally do happen on the same day. But if it's not an emergency, once diagnostic test results are returned from our lab, we can discuss planning your pet's procedure. 

  • How long does the surgery take?

    Surgeries usually last between two and four hours. The duration depends on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.

  • Does my pet have to stay overnight?

    Many of our patients need to stay in the hospital overnight after surgery so that we can monitor them as they recover from the procedure. Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be able to go home on the same day.

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Compassionate Emergency Care for Pets

Animal Emergency Clinic is an after-hours emergency animal hospital providing urgent care to cats and dogs from St. Louis and surrounding areas. Contact us right away if you are experiencing a veterinary emergency.

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