Soft Tissue Surgery

The Soft Tissue Surgery unit is responsible for general and specialist surgical procedures in companion animals. The service is available for second opinion consultations or specialist examinations upon request from the pet owner or a referring veterinarian.

Soft Tissue Surgery services include:

  • general surgery
  • oesophageal surgery
  • urinary tract surgery
  • kidney, spleen and biliary tract surgery
  • head and neck surgery (ear, salivary gland, thyroid, parathyroids)
  • thoracic surgery
  • cancer surgery
  • plastic and reconstructive surgery

The VTH is equipped with three operating theaters and one room for ICU and monitoring of postoperative patients. If a patient that has undergone surgery needs to be admitted, the on-call staff responsible for the operating unit will take care of hospitalisation procedures; alternatively, the patient may be treated as an outpatient.

The unit's staff is composed as follows:

  • Prof. Maurizio Isola (head of unit)
  • Dr. Barbara Carobbi
  • Dr. Luca Finotti
  • Dr. Memarian Parastoo

The surgical services are available prior appointment or after the pet's conditions have been stabilised.
Please call the hospital's reception desk at +39 049 827 2608. The receptionist will get you in contact with the veterinarian responsible for the service.

Opening hours 
Surgical services are available Monday through Friday, 8.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

All VTH activities are particularly relevant for veterinary teaching. In this regard, it shall be noted that fourth- and fifth-year students of the single cycle degree course in veterinary medicine may be present as teachers and other veterinarians perform clinical activities.