Soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery

Our dedicated pet care veterinary surgeons have experience performing a wide range of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

On the day of surgery

You and your pet will be met in reception by one of our experienced veterinary nurses. The nurse will weigh your pet and ask you a series of questions including the best contact number to keep you informed of your pet’s procedure and recovery. You will also be required to sign a consent form to give permission for the general anaesthetic and surgery to be carried out.

Continuity of care

Once admitted into our care, your pet’s veterinary nurse will make sure your pet is secure and comfortable in our animal hospital. The veterinary surgeon performing the procedure will check your pet and give them a mild sedative to settle them prior to their operation.

While every anaesthetic carries an inherent risk, the drugs we use are up to date and amongst the safest available. Your pet’s veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse will monitor your pet very closely through anaesthesia and during recovery. Appropriate drugs to control pain will be given to your pet during the procedure.

Postoperative care

Most patients are able to go home the same day. You will be kept fully informed of their progress and the veterinary nurse will arrange a discharge time and will discuss post-operative care for your pet.


Surgery is routinely carried out Monday–Friday at the Wollaston Clinic in Warrnambool and on Thursdays at our Timboon Clinic. Patients are usually required at the clinic by 8.15am on the day of their operation unless instructed otherwise. Emergency surgeries are performed as and when required.