Expert Pet Soft Tissue Surgery Services

soft tissue

The highly skilled veterinarians at Rea Road Animal Hospital are fully qualified to perform general soft tissue surgery. Soft tissue refers to connective tissue that supports the skeleton, including muscles, tendons, cartilage and ligaments. The term soft tissue also refers to skin, fibrous tissues, fat, nerve, and internal organs.

Problems with the soft tissues can include sprains and pulled muscles. Rest and gradual rehabilitation are often what those injuries require for your pet to feel like himself again. But sometimes, soft tissue surgery is necessary to repair wounds or to remove a tumor. Some of the surgeries that we offer include:

  • Lacerations, bite wound repairs, and abscesses
  • Tumor and mass removals
  • Biopsies
  • Ear surgeries
  • Intestine and stomach (foreign body removal)
  • Urinary tract (bladder, urethra, kidney; stone removal)
  • Trauma
  • Minor eye surgeries
  • Gall bladder
  • Hernia repair
  • Soft palate

Just as we do for any surgery, we offer pre-anesthestic blood tests and EKGs to make sure he or she is in good condition for surgery. We use the safest general anesthesia available, and monitor your pet continually to ensure his or her safety.

"We are so pleased and blessed to have Dr. Dozier and your clinic. Time and time again, you all and Dr. Dozier especially have been unfailingly kind, considerate and caring beyond most of any care we have experienced at vets. Having bred goldens for over 50 years we have experienced many vet clinics. Dr. Dozier tops them all. He is unhurried, makes one feel like you are his only client in all the world, takes his time, is thorough and careful and you feel you have his 100% undivided attention. No vet in the hundreds we have worked with has been so available, so kind, willing to take his time, as Dr. Dozier. HE IS THE BEST! Certainly the wonderful staff is a reflection, plus we comment all the time that Dr. Dozier seems to have very little turn over. You all must be happy and respected. Bless you all!" - Ann Chase
"We love Dr. Michael!! She has been so wonderful going down the path with us on our elderly yellow Lab, Bailey Baroo. She has worked with us to find the right blend of food, medicine and exercise to give us more years with him and we appreciate that when she hears hoof beats she thinks horses, not zebras! Everyone at RRAH is wonderful, but Dr. Michael is extra special!" -Lesli An Orio
"Rea Road has been our family vet since the day they opened. I would not trust my pets to anyone else." - Michelle Kingston
"Best vets ever in Charlotte! They have taken such amazing care of my kids and of me, their fretting mom. I wouldn't trust anyone else." - Pamela Shaw
"Rea Road has the most caring staff. Dr. Dozier is truly wonderful! We have taken our babies there for years and they truly love them as much as we do." - Mattie Collins-Walker
"Very simply, we love Rea Road Animal Hospital. Knowledgeable, kind and compassionate!" - Heather Theriault
"Rea Road Animal Hospital has been our vet since we moved to Charlotte 9 years ago. Our dog, Bandit, will be 18 years old in September and we attribute his longevity to the doctors and especially the staff at this establishment. We have recommended the facility to our friends and neighbors and they have used the hospital for vet services, boarding, grooming and a place to love their pets." - Stephen & Heidi Kramer