Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery
Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

The Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Service provides all types of soft tissue surgery for dogs and cats and specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and cystoscopy. All faculty surgeons are board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). They are highly skilled in wound management, laparoscopic procedures, oncologic surgery, and reconstructive surgery. Our team also provides emergency surgery. If you have any questions regarding any surgical procedures, please contact the surgery’ it should be updated to ‘Patient Services Coordinators, Heather Schilling and Chelsea Jacobs, at 509-335-0711 or

Our Surgical Team

The veterinarians on the small animal surgical service are led by Dr. Boel Fransson and include three board-certified faculty surgeons and six surgical residents. Licensed veterinary technicians assist these doctors in providing patient care and client services. The surgical service is also supported by a critical care service staffed by veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians who can provide around-the-clock intensive postoperative support when needed. We are committed to providing your pet with the very best surgical care.

You will need a referral from your veterinarian to schedule an initial consultation visit with a member of our team.

Non-emergency appointments may be scheduled by calling 509-335-0711 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A member of our surgery team is available 24 hours a day to consult with referring veterinarians in emergency situations.  

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