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 has appointments for new consultations and re-evaluations on Monday and Wednesday mornings. There are also appointments available for elective spays and neuters on these days. Surgery is performed 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. Brandy Cichocki, DVM
- Dr. Micha Simons, VMD
- Dr. Lynetta Freeman, DVM, MS, MBA, DIPLOMATE ACVS
- Dr. Gary Lantz, DVM, DIPLOMATE ACVS, DIPLOMATE AVDC, Professor Emeritus
- Dr. Kathy Salisbury, DVM, MS, DIPLOMATE ACVS
Small Animal Surgery Residents
- Dr. Anastasia Olsen
- Dr. Liliana Mutascio
- Dr. Marine Traverson
- Laura Scott, RVT, Soft Tissue Floor Technician
- Eric Zamora, RVT, Technician Supervisor
- Kara Ballas, RVT
- Wendy Hernandez, RVT
- Tayler House, RVT
- LeAnna Sanders, RVT
- Cassandra Simmons, RVT
- Heather White, 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.
Elective surgery, such as routine ovariohysterectomy and castration procedures are performed by senior veterinary medical students under faculty supervision.
Many of the above surgeries can be performed with minimally invasive surgery.