Small Animal Surgery - Soft Tissue
The soft tissue section in the Small Animal Surgery section offers “state of the art” care for animals undergoing surgery at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Following a referral from your veterinarian, you may schedule an appointment for your animal by calling our reception staff at 765-494-1107 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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The soft tissue surgery section performs elective surgery on Mondays, receives cases Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and performs surgery daily.
In case of after-hours emergencies, please call the closest veterinary emergency center or call our emergency service at 765-496-7911.
Soft Tissue Surgeons
- Dr. Gary Lantz, D.V.M., DIPLOMATE ACVS, DIPLOMATE AVDC, Section Chief
- Dr. Lynetta Freeman, D.V.M., M.S., M.B.A., DIPLOMATE ACVS
- Dr. Kathy Salisbury, D.V.M., M.S., DIPLOMATE ACVS
- Dr. Tim Preston, BVSc (Hons), MVetSurg, MVetClinStud
Small Animal Surgery Residents
- Dr. Tennille Auguste
- Dr. Daniel Duffy
- Dr. Liliana Oldenburg
- Dr. Marine Traverson
- Eric Zamora, RVT, Technician Supervisor
- Tayler House, RVT
- Ashley Lathrop, RVT
- LeAnna Sanders, RVT
- Cassandra Simmons, RVT
- Heather White, RVT
- Nicole Wilds, RVT
Common Conditions Treated & Procedures Offered
Our soft tissue surgeons perform abdominal surgery to obtain tissue for biopsy and treat condition of the abdominal organs such as the stomach, liver, intestine, pancreas, bladder, and kidneys. We routinely perform surgery on the skin, head and neck, upper airway, heart, and lungs.
Advanced dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures are performed by Dr. Gary Lantz, who is board certified in both small animal surgery and veterinary dentistry.
Elective surgery, such as routine ovariohysterectomy, castration, and declaw procedures are performed by senior veterinary medical students under faculty supervision.
Many of the above surgeries can be performed with minimally invasive surgery.