Soft Tissue Surgery
The Soft Tissue Surgical team at work in the OR
The Texas A&M University Soft Tissue Surgery (STS) service
treats a myriad of surgical diseases. Staffed by senior
surgery faculty, residents in surgical training, rotating interns
and veterinary technicians, the Soft Tissue Surgery service strives
to give veterinary patients state-of-the-art care working closely
with many of the other departments at Texas A&M Teaching
Hospital. Surgeries performed on the STS service are varied,
ranging from intestinal foreign bodies to tracheal surgery.
In conjunction with the Oncology service, the STS service performs
skin, thoracic, and abdominal mass removals. Perianal hernia
repairs, brachycephalic airway surgery (soft palate resection,
stenotic nares surgery) and thoracic surgery, such as lung
lobectomies and closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), are
commonly performed on the STS service. Wound care (from dog
bites to automobile injuries) is also a major component of soft
tissue surgery. We work closely with Internal Medicine for treatment of
conditions like portosystemic shunts and adrenal disease. In
addition, Minimally Invasive Surgery
is becoming an important part of soft tissue surgery, allowing us
to perform many of our abdominal and thoracic surgeries through
small incisions, just like in human surgery.
Meet Vonn - a pit bull suffering from extensive burns wounds.
His wounds are healing well and are covered here by a tie-over
The Texas A&M Soft Tissue Surgery Service is staffed by five
American College of Veterinary Surgeon (ACVS) Diplomates that
provide gold standard care for dogs and cats referred to Texas
A&M by veterinarians in Texas and surrounding states. As
a teaching hospital, the STS team is also comprised of surgical
residents that undergo a rigorous three year program (after
completing a rotating internship and 4 years of veterinary
school). In addition to teaching residents, the STS faculty
provide mentorship and instruction to rotating interns and
veterinary students, helping prepare them for a career in academia
or private practice. The STS service is always available for
consultations for our referring veterinarians.
Referral appointments can be made with the Soft Tissue Surgery
Service by contacting the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Monday through Friday at 979-845-2351.
Vets: Please contact us for SPECIAL PACKAGE
PRICING for cystotomies, amputations, TECAs, anal
sacculectomies and C-sections.