Skin Masses

Skin Masses

Skin Mass Removal for Pets in Melbourne

Our veterinary clinic in Melbourne is equipped to diagnose and treat skin masses in pets. We understand the concern that comes with discovering a lump on your pet, and our experienced team is here to provide thorough care and peace of mind.

Diagnosing Skin Masses

The first step in addressing skin masses involves accurate diagnosis:

  • Physical Examination: A thorough examination of the skin mass, assessing its size, shape, texture, and location.
  • Biopsy or Fine Needle Aspiration: These procedures involve taking a sample of the mass for analysis to determine its nature – whether it’s benign or malignant.
  • Additional Imaging: In some cases, further imaging such as X-rays or ultrasounds might be necessary to assess if there’s internal involvement.

Treatment Options

Depending on the diagnosis, treatment options can vary:

  • Surgical Removal: The most common treatment for skin masses is surgical removal. This is particularly important if the mass is cancerous or causing discomfort to the pet.
  • Medical Management: In some cases, if surgery is not an option, medical management may be recommended to control the growth or symptoms of the mass.


The cost for skin mass treatment can vary, depending on the type of treatment required (surgical or medical) and the complexity of the case. We provide a comprehensive cost estimate following the initial assessment and diagnosis.

Payment Options

To assist with the financial aspect of your pet’s treatment, we offer several payment options:

  • GapOnly: Simplifying the process for insurance claims by covering the gap amount not paid by pet insurance.
  • VetPay: A financing solution to spread the cost of veterinary care over time.
  • Zip Money: Flexible payment plans to manage the cost without upfront financial stress.


Aftercare is a crucial part of the treatment process:

  • Postoperative Care: If surgery is performed, we provide detailed instructions for caring for your pet at home, including wound care and pain management.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ups to monitor healing and ensure there are no signs of recurrence.
  • Long-Term Monitoring: Advice on monitoring your pet for any new masses or changes in their health.

Our team in Melbourne is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for pets with skin masses, ensuring the best possible outcomes for their health and wellbeing.