Oscar is a beautifully mannered senior Russian Blue who has graciously allowed us to publish the photographs of his journey through Hall Vet Surgery today.We removed a lump from the side of his neck because lumps in cats' skin are often tumours with the potential to spread or at least cause considerable local discomfort.
Oscar has the hair clipped over his jugular vein so that we can take a sample of his blood. We tested his blood to make sure his vital organs would handle the anaesthetic.
Nurse Elissa tests Oscar's blood in our laboratory
Oscar under general anaesthetic with the hair clipped from his neck and the lump clearly visible
Oscar in surgery with Nurse Suzanne monitoring his vital signs
The surgical site after the lump was removed
Oscar recovering from his surgery