The range of available sutures has increased over the last 3 decades. This has assisted veterinary surgeons to select sutures that are appropriate for each wound, considering that typical healing rate of the tissue concerned might be influenced by local conditions and systemic factors. Generally, sutures are classified per suture material properties and surgical needle characteristics. When choosing sutures, veterinarians should always consider which is the appropriate suture material, needle and size for a given tissue and be familiar with suture characteristics and tissue requirements. During this webinar sutures that are most commonly used in veterinary practices are described and recommendations for suture selection and patterns in different tissue types are discussed along with safely knot tying.