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Referral telephone numberSoft Tissue Surgery

The highly qualified Soft Tissue Surgery referral team have considerable experience in small animal surgery.  They work closely with colleagues from Internal MedicineDiagnostic Imaging and Anaesthesia and Pain Management to efficiently manage cases.


The team consists of:


Hervé Brissot DEDV DipECVS MRCVS European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Frances Bird BVSc CertSAS MRCVS Resident in Small Animal Surgery

Brigite de Lima Dantas DVM MSc MRCVS

Soft tissue surgery imageAccurate diagnosis and localisation of disease is provided by our excellent imaging facilities, including digital radiography, intraoperative radiography, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI. The facilities at Pride Veterinary Centre include 5 operating theatres and excellent post-operative care in our dedicated intensive care ward, where patients are monitored throughout the day and night with the Hospital having a dedicated out of hours veterinary surgeon and nursing team.

We take referrals for complex wound reconstruction, for mandibulectomies and maxillectomies and for a wide range of thoracic and abdominal procedures such as lung lobectomy, foreign body removal, extra-hepatic portosystemic shunts, urological surgeries and herniorraphies. We also take referrals for oncological excisions, which are often done in conjunction with medical colleagues when adjunctive chemotherapy is required.  Our range of procedures include:



  • Digital radiography, intraoperative fluoroscopy
  • CT, MRI
  • Ultrasonography

Oncological reconstruction

  • Skin graft
  • Skin flaps
  • Maxillectomy/Mandibulectomy

Trauma Management

Head and neck

  • TECA and bulla osteotomy
  • Thyroidectomy , parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary mucocoele
  • Nasofrontal aspergillosis
  • Maxillectomymandibulectomy

Upper respiratory tract

  • Brachycephalic airway syndrome
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Tracheotomy


  • Thoracotomy
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Pericardiectomy
  • PDA ligation
  • Vascular ring anomalies
  • Oesophageal foreign body



  • Hiatal hernia
  • Liver lobectomy
  • Biliary diversion
  • Portosystemic shunt
  • Subtotal colectomy
  • Peritonitis
  • Gastric outflow disorders


  • Nephrectomy and renal biopsy
  • Ectopic ureter
  • Bladder
  • Urethrostomy
  • Urinary incontinence investigation and surgery


  • Ovariectomy
  • Liver/pancreas/kidney biopsy
  • Gastropexy
  • Prostatic abcess/cyst


  • Pericardiectomy
  • Lung/pleural biopsy


The team offer a free Radiograph Reporting Service. Please send your images by e-mail to (preferably in DICOM rather than JPEG format) or by post. Please also send relevant clinical notes and laboratory results. A Surgery advice service is available to referring vets on the same e-mail address or please call us on 01332 548911 to speak to one of the team directly.

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