• Soft Tissue Surgery at Kentdale Veterinary Referrals

Soft Tissue Services at Kentdale Referrals

Head and Neck:

Skin and Body wall:

  • Skin and soft tissue tumours
  • Body wall hernia
  • Wound management and reconstruction including local/distant skin flaps and free skin grafting
  • Nasal fold excision
  • Vulvoplasty for recurrent UTIs

Thoracic surgery:

  • Tumour removal
  • Patent ductus arteriosus ligation
  • Pericardectomy
  • Oesophageal surgery
  • Pyothorax

Gastrointestinal surgery:

  • Foreign body removal
  • GDV, prophylactic gastropexy
  • Tumour resection
  • Pancreatic surgery

Hepatobiliary surgery:

  • Liver biopsy
  • Tumour resection
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Portosystemic shunt surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Prostate disease

Urinary Tract:

  • Incontinence surgery
  • Ectopic ureter reconstruction
  • Nephrectomy
  • Perineal urethrostomy

Perineum and Anus:

  • Perineal hernia
  • Anal, anal gland and perianal masses


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What are the Most Common Conditions seen by the Soft Tissue Surgery Service?

The Soft Tissue Surgery team at Kentdale Referrals deals with a very wide range of conditions in both dogs and cats, mainly concerning the head and neck, respiratory tract (airway), chest and abdomen. Surgical management of cancer is also commonly performed.

Common conditions include:

  • Ear nose and throat: Total ear canal ablation (TECA) and bulla osteotomy, brachycephalic airway syndrome (BOAS), laryngeal paralysis and tracheal collapse
  • Urogenital: Congenital and acquired urinary incontinence, prostatic disease and cryptorchidism
  • Oncological: Both hard and soft tissue tumours (cancers) including mast cell tumour, soft tissue sarcomas and oral tumours
  • Gastrointestinal: Oesophageal foreign body removal, subtotal colectomy, colorectal surgery
  • Wound management and reconstruction: Local/distant skin flaps and free skin grafting
  • Vascular: Portosystemic shunts (abnormal blood vessels by-passing the liver)
  • Cardiothoracic: Congenital cardiac defects, pericardiectomy, lung lobectomy, thymectomy,pyothorax and chylothorax
  • Endocrine surgery: Thyroidectomy and adrenalectomy
  • Hernia/rupture surgery: Perineal hernia, diaphragmatic rupture and pericardioperitoneal diaphragmatic hernia
  • There’s never a problem speaking to our lovely receptionists at Kentdale Vets to book an appointment; my little girl would not be with us now without Jan, her surgeon and the brilliant nurses that looked after her.

    Stephen – Nancy’s owner

  • If I could give a higher score, I would! This being our second referral, it has felt like coming home, and to feel that when we arrive with major trauma to our dog is wonderful. Immediately we were in smiley, reassuring, safe arms again, and our crisis rapidly disappeared. The immediate welcome from the reception staff to Kirstie, amazing Joe and even the reassuring and friendly night nursing staff all let us know our precious boy was in very safe hands. Can't speak highly enough - and this is a consistent standard.

    Ani – Floyd’s owner

  • Great communication between myself and the staff was kept updated, and they took great care of my dog! The operation went perfectly, and the scar has healed nicely, considering its place! Gave simple and easy-to-follow after-care steps!

    Kim – Bella’s owner

  • Felt my dog was safe with you, and treatment would be done with his best interests coming first. Follow-up physio with Genie and now Emma were excellent. Friendly staff.

  • I cannot say how amazing Kentdale is; your exceptional service and kindness. Thank you.

    Victoria – Lulu’s owner

  • All the staff go out of their way to be helpful. Nothing is too much trouble, and no question is considered stupid or a waste of time. They treat my dog, Riley, with respect and kindness and me the same. I can’t thank them enough for their help on what has been a rough road for Riley and us.

    Pat – Riley’s owner

  • Excellent doggy care. Nothing too much trouble, and the team all look happy in their jobs. Simon was great with us, and Henry kept us informed and gave clear explanations. Definitely would recommend it.

    Alison – Henry’s owner

  • Full confidence in the skills, equipment and expertise of the whole team. Assured by the staffing levels to respond to unplanned events during procedures and recovery. Across the team, the ability to explain and advise.

    Graham – Winston’s owner

  • The team have been so helpful in looking after Cuin and ourselves after what turned out to be a traumatic experience. We can't thank them enough and would definitely recommend their services.

    Cuin’s Owners

  • Expertise, kindness, empathy, time spent explaining incredibly difficult situations. Efficiency.

    Pet Owner

  • I really felt like me and my dog Mollie were being looked after as soon as we walked through the door. Friendly faces on reception and Jan the consultant was very thorough, friendly and I felt Mollie was in very good hands.

    C. Waterhouse, Pet Owner

  • Very nice waiting area where thought has been given to the layout for having multiple pets in at the same time. Friendly and welcoming staff. Very thorough and professional vets.

    Pet Owner

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