At The Pet Vet we are extremely proud to offer routine and complex soft tissue surgery and after-care.

Our surgeries use advanced imaging equipment such as a CT scanner and ultrasound, crucial in providing an accurate diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis.

Our procedures are performed by our highly trained surgical team, using state-of-the-art, specialist equipment. We have summarised below a range of the procedures we are able to offer, but this list is not exhaustive.

Ear nose and throat:

Total ear canal ablation, vertical ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy, aspergillosis (fungal infection), brachycephalic airway syndrome, laryngeal paralysis and tracheal collapse.


Congenital & acquired urinary incontinence and prostatic disease.


Both bone and soft tissue tumours (cancers).


Biopsies/investigations, foreign body removal, intestinal resection, cholecystecyomy (gallbladder resection), neoplasia.

Wound management and reconstruction:

Local/distant skin flaps and free skin grafting, this can be particularly useful when removing large tumours.


Portosystemic shunts (bypassing the liver by an abnormal route).

Endocrine surgery:

Thyroidectomy and adrenalectomy.

Hernia/rupture surgery:

Perineal ruptures, diaphragmatic ruptures and pericardioperitoneal diaphragmatic herniation.

Many soft tissue surgical patients require intensive nursing and follow-up care, which is provided by the dedicated clinical team, based on an individual care plan to monitor and promote the expected recovery.

Meet our Advanced Practitioner

Hugo Martins is an Advanced Practitioner in small animal surgery with an exceptional knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and complex soft tissue conditions. Hugo is based at our Rotherham surgery, but works across our group, supporting our vet teams with their orthopaedic and soft tissue case-loads.

Hugo is assisted by our Lead Surgical Nurse, Holly Wheelhouse. Holly manages the preparation of our orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures, oversees the patient’s recovery until they are discharged, and acts as first point of contact for your customers whilst their pet is in our care.

Whether you are the referring vet or a pet owner, our team is happy to provide you with any advice or help. To refer a pet to The Pet Vet click on the most suitable option below.


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