Generally, soft tissue surgery refers to any procedure that does not involve the bones or tendons and ligaments that support joints. This encompasses quite a wide range of procedures. North Peninsula Veterinary Specialty Group is proud to provide comprehensive soft tissue surgery options for cats and dogs in San Mateo, San Francisco and the larger Bay Area. For more information on surgical oncology, please see our page on that topic. We also have additional information on minimally invasive procedures on the laparoscopic surgeries page. We welcome both referral cases from general practice veterinarians as well as pet owners that come directly to us for surgical solutions for their companion.

Soft Tissue Surgery

NPVSG is a specialty veterinary hospital providing soft tissue surgery for cats and dogs in the Bay Area. Our team is ready to help your pet when they need it most. We often see pets for these conditions. Please keep in mind that many of these are time-sensitive and require immediate treatment.
  • Laryngeal obstruction & paralysis
  • Pyothorax
  • Foxtail abscess
  • Bite wounds
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Wound & trauma management
  • Wound VAC
NPVSG provides general surgical services including, but not limited to:
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Abdominal & thoracic surgeries
  • Cardiac procedures

What to Expect

When you bring your pet in for a soft tissue surgery at our San Mateo animal hospital, we want to make sure you feel comfortable with your pet’s care every step of the way. On the morning of the surgical consultation, please make sure to follow all instructions to ensure a safe and effective procedure. You do not need to worry about medical records and bloodwork, we will contact your veterinarian for those. On the day of the surgery, we will meet with you to go over expectations and any potential complications. We will give you an estimate for when your pet’s surgery will be complete so that you know when to expect a call from the veterinarian. You will receive printed instructions for managing your pet’s care and health during their recovery. This will include important warning signs to watch for and suggestions for preventing certain behaviors. We will walk you through the instructions to make sure you understand them. Here at NPVSG, we work together with pet owners and their regular veterinarian every step of the way, from the first consultation through the healing process.


North Peninsula Veterinary Specialty Group provides cat and dog soft tissue surgeries in San Mateo, San Francisco and the larger Bay Area.

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