Soft-Tissue Surgery

Soft-tissue surgery encompasses a broad range of surgical procedures that involve your pet's organs, tissues, and structures, but not including his or her bones and joints. It includes surgeries performed on organs such as the skin, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, and other soft tissues in the body.

Our veterinary team also takes into consideration your pet's comfort and healing when it comes to surgical procedures. With this in mind, we have state-of-the-art equipment, an inhouse pharmacy, and utilize pain management protocols to keep your pet comfortable and aid in their healing.


Is your pet having an emergency? Call us immediately!

What types of soft-tissue surgeries do we perform?

Our veterinary team has training and experience in a wide range of surgical procedures when it comes to your pet's emergency care needs. Some common surgical procedures our team performs in the course of urgent and emergency care cases at Emergency Veterinary Clinic Niceville:

  • Splenectomy: Surgical removal of the spleen, often performed to treat conditions such as splenic tumors, ruptured spleen due to trauma, or immune-mediated diseases affecting the spleen.
  • GDV (Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus) Surgery: Emergency surgery to treat GDV, also known as bloat, a life-threatening condition in which the stomach becomes distended and rotates, cutting off blood supply.
  • Gastropexy: Fixation of the stomach to the body wall to prevent recurrence of GDV.
  • Cystotomy: Surgery to remove bladder stones (uroliths) or to treat bladder tumors or congenital abnormalities.
  • Enucleation: Surgical removal of an eye, typically performed to treat severe eye injuries.
  • Exploratory Surgery: Surgical exploration of the abdomen or thoracic cavity to investigate the cause of clinical signs when diagnostic imaging or other non-invasive tests are inconclusive. It allows direct visualization and sampling of organs for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Abdominal Mass Removal: Surgical removal of abnormal masses or tumors located within the abdominal cavity, which may involve organs such as the liver, kidneys, intestines, or reproductive organs.
  • Feline Urethral Obstruction (FUS) Surgery: Surgical intervention to relieve urinary obstruction in cats, often caused by urethral stones or urethral plugs, which prevent the passage of urine.
  • Pyometra Surgery: Surgical removal of the infected uterus (womb) in female animals with pyometra, a life-threatening condition characterized by accumulation of pus within the uterus.
  • Cesarean Section with Spay: Surgical delivery of puppies or kittens via an incision into the abdomen and uterus, often performed when natural delivery is not possible or poses risks to the mother or offspring. A spay procedure (ovariohysterectomy) is typically performed concurrently.
  • Laceration Repair: Surgical closure of wounds or lacerations, involving cleaning, debridement (removal of damaged tissue), and closure of the wound using sutures, staples, or tissue adhesives.