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Soft Tissue Surgery

The Iowa State University Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center offers a state-of-the-art soft tissue surgical service for small animals. ACVS board-certified surgeons and surgical residents are available to provide expertise, diagnostics, and treatment recommendations for your pet. With outstanding support staff and advanced imaging including MRI, CT, digital radiography, and contrast imaging, evaluation of complex cases can be performed.

 We have the expertise and equipment to treat and perform the following procedures:

  • Oncologic surgery at ISU
  • Advanced wound care and reconstructive surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Patent ductus atreriosus (PDA) ligation
    • Persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) division
    • Lung lobectomy
    • Pericardiectomy
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Gastric dilitation/volvulus
    • Minimally invasive gastropexy
    • Gastric and intestinal foreign bodies
    • Porto-systemic shunts (PSS)
    • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
    • Subtotal colectomy for feline megacolon
    • Anal sacculectomy
  • Urogenital surgery
    • Kidney, bladder, and urethral stones
    • Ectopic ureters
    • Pyometra
    • Ovariohysterectomy and castration
  • Surgical treatment of bracycephalic syndrome
  • Hernia repair
    • Perineal hernia repair
    • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Cleft palate reconstruction
  • Declaw and digit amputation
Dog's small intestine
A portion of a dog's small intestine with a foreign body that required surgical removal.


Dog pda
Intraoperative image of a dog about to have his PDA ligated.