Pet Owners

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue procedures include surgeries of the abdomen and chest as well as removal of cancers from all areas of the body.

The Soft Tissue Surgery service is concerned with the treatment of conditions where surgery of areas other than the bones/joints and nervous system is indicated.

The members of our highly qualified team of Soft Tissue Surgeons routinely perform many types of surgical procedure, including:

  • Abdominal surgery (including liver, bowel and spleen etc.)
  • Cardiothoracic surgery (chest)
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Cancer surgery including jaw surgery
  • Urogenital surgery (kidney and bladder)
  • Vascular surgery (arteries and veins)
  • Wound care and reconstruction
  • Keyhole surgery including spaying , gastropexy and liver biopsy

We are constantly seeking to develop minimally invasive surgical techniques, which reduce surgical trauma and decrease or eliminate exposure to general anaesthesia.

We are one of a few veterinary hospitals in Europe to offer interventional radiology, which involves the replacement of traditional surgical approaches with advanced imaging techniques. This sophisticated procedure allows instruments to be passed via blood vessels and airways to areas of the body which, previously, would have been inaccessible without invasive surgery.

Please visit our Additional Information page for more details on many of these procedures. Also, please remember that your consultant will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

"Our Soft Tissue Surgeon was an amazing surgeon. He has completed surgery on our springer (again) and saved his life. His expertise and caring manner is so evident and at times of great stress when your pet is sick you know you can trust the staff at DWR. We are very grateful."

DWR client.


"Everyone has been so amazing at DWR, from reception staff, vets and surgeons. We have felt that our dog's best interest has been at the heart of everyone's purpose."

DWR client.