Surgery is generally divided into soft tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. Orthopedic surgeries focus on bones, tendons, and joints (e.g. fracture repair), while soft tissue surgeries encompass abdomen, thorax and skin (e.g. wound repair).
The most common surgeries performed in a veterinary hospital are elective soft tissue surgeries such as spays, neuters and growth removals. Other surgeries include cruciate repair, dental surgery, exploratory/abdominal surgeries, and more!