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Soft Tissue And Orthopaedic Surgery


Sanford Veterinary Clinic offers a full range of surgical options for your pet right here in Geraldton including advanced surgical procedures by visiting surgeons.

What is Soft Tissue Surgery?

Soft tissue surgery simply refers to any surgery that is not related to joints of bones. Surgical procedures performed on joints and bones is referred to as orthopaedic surgery.

Soft tissue surgery can take many different forms from simple curative procedures such as abscesses and cuts, preventative procedures such as desexing, diagnostic procedures such as biopsies for laboratory samples, emergency surgery and correcting congenital conditions.

Surgical Procedures Performed at Sanford Veterinary Clinic

Most surgical procedures can be done here at Sanford Veterinary Clinic in Geraldton. If the surgery is more complex or requires advanced surgery then a booking may be made with a visiting surgeon and the procedure still done right here in Geraldton. Sometimes specialised emergency surgery is required and after stabilisation a trip to a specialist in Perth may be required. We will always advise on the recommended course of action and give you options regarding treatment. 


Soft Tissue Procedures

Desexing -Spays and Castrations
Abscess Surgery
Caesarean Sections
Lump Removals
Head and Mouth Surgery
External & Middle Ear Surgery
Eye Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Soft Palate, Larynx Surgery
Tumour Removal

Orthopaedic Procedures

Cruciate Ligament Repair
Fractures and Ligament Repair
Patella Luxation
Hip Dysplasia
Tibial Osteotomy
Arthrodesis:Pantarsal, Partial Tarsal, Pancarpal, Partial Carpal
Conventional and Locking Plates

As you can see, pet care has advanced and modern medical surgical procedures with excellent outcomes are available for your pet, however the cost of many procedures is quite high. We strongly recommend pet insurance to protect yourself from unexpected medical bills as well as allowing you to provide the very best treatment for your pet.




  • I was using another Vet. Can I change to Sanford Vet Clinic?

    Yes you can. Call us for an appointment and let us know you are wanting to change to Sanford Vet. We will organise to have your pets medical records transferred to us. It's that easy.
  • Do I have to pay on the day?

    Yes, all consults and procedures have to be finalised on the day or when picking up your pet.
  • Do you have payment plans?

    Yes, for more complex procedures or surgery we can organise finance through VetPay. Ask our nurses for more details.
  • What are your opening hours?

    We are open extended hours 6 days a week for your convenience.

    Mon - Fri 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

    Sat 8:00 am to 12 noon

    Sun Closed

  • Do you have Puppy Pre-School?

    Yes we do, it's highly recommended. Puppy Pre-School is run on Thursday evenings. Classes start at 6.30pm with another at 7.30pm but bookings are essential. Call us to book your puppy in today!

Opening Hours & Booking Button

  • Mon08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Tue08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Wed08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Thur08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Fri08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Sat08:00 AM - 12.00 NOON
  • SunClosed

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