This dog had removal of a soft tissue sarcoma. It had an axial pattern flap to close the defect. Vacuum assisted closure was performed to increase the viability of the flap. Southpaws (Melbourne, Australia) offer specialist veterinary services by referral - for surgery - neuro, orthopaedic (including TPLO, TTA and extra capsular), soft tissue, minimally invasive and surgical oncology. Our other major disciplines are internal medicine (including imaging) and cancer care (medical oncology (chemo, immuno and hormonal therapy), radiation therapy). We also offer cardiology surgery and services, stem cell therapy for osteo-arthritis and physiotherapy.