Haven Lake Animal Hospital

Veterinary Surgical Sensibility

Pet Soft Tissue Surgery

Haven Lake Animal Hospital has been providing the communities of Milford, Dover, Milton, Lewes, and Rehoboth with expert veterinary care for more than 13 years. An important element of that care is providing our experience in soft tissue surgery for your pets when they need it the most.


Soft tissue surgery includes any surgical procedure that is not orthopedic (having to do with the bones and joints) in its nature. These types of surgeries usually include:

  • Spaying and neutering
  • Mass or tumor removal
  • Laceration and abscess repair
  • Surgeries that involve internal or external stitches due to trauma
  • Feline declawing and dewclaw removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgeries
  • Urogenital tract exploration and repair
  • Repair of skin folds, such as the eyes, tail, and vulva
  • Repair of the nasal passages
  • Corrective ear surgery (for chronic ear infections)
  • Eye and eyelid surgeries for developmental defects and trauma

While your pet’s specific condition and reason for undergoing surgery is always it’s own unique case, one thing remains constant. Our experience with soft tissue surgery is extensive and effective.


Moreover, you can be confident that with our in-house diagnostic services, your pet will receive the highest quality pre-surgical care possible, including the necessary blood work to minimize the chances your beloved pet may have an adverse reaction to any pain medication, antibiotics, or other pharmaceutical treatments the procedure may require.

Likewise, we will always work with you in providing quality care after surgery, including detailed instructions for post-operative home care, necessary medications for pain management and possible infection, and follow-up examinations, to ensure the procedure’s success.


Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our services, or to schedule a preliminary consultation or appointment.



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—Thanks, The Watkinsons

“Thank you for relieving her suffering. The Doctors and staff are always helpful and courteous. I always appreciate our help with my animals. ”

—Mike Banning

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