Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Hospital Services
Companion Animal

Companion Animal
(607) 253-3060

Make an Appointment

  • The Soft Tissue Surgery Service schedules appointments from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Please call 607-253-3060 to make an appointment.
  • New York State Law requires a valid rabies certificate be presented upon arrival.
  • Please bring any pertinent medical records or have them faxed to 607-253-3788.
  • Payment is required at the time of service. (See Financial Info.)

Soft Tissue Surgery Service

Soft Tissue SurgeryThe Soft Tissue Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals performs surgeries to treat a wide range of conditions in cats, dogs and other companion animals. Our three board-certified surgeons perform the latest surgical procedures including minimally-invasive surgery, laser surgery, respiratory tract surgery, endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urinary tract surgery, and reconstructive surgery.

Our surgeons are joined by anesthesiology specialists, who supervise all procedures before and during operations. Our services are integrated with other specialties across the hospital and we frequently seek out consultations and referrals to ensure your pet receives comprehensive care. Surgical patients recover in our 24-hour staffed Intensive Care Unit, where they receive round-the-clock monitoring, intravenous fluid therapy and pain management.

Advanced Techniques

  • Tracheal stent implantation
  • Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy
  • Thoracoscopic pericardectomy
  • Laser ureteral resection of etopic ureters
  • Vacuum-assisted wound closure
  • Hydraulic urethral sphincter implantation for urinary incontinence
  • Portosystemic shunt ligation
  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy and cryptorchidectomy
  • Laser lithotripsy
  • Advanced endocrine surgery