Cutting-Edge Surgical Procedures Promote Faster Healing
In addition to routine spaying and neutering, we offer an array of minor and complex surgical procedures. We are keenly focused on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices for the best results. We will carefully monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery. When your pet is ready to go home, we will review the postoperative care and medication instructions with you. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully.
Laparoscopy is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed through incisions just 0.5 to 1.5 cm wide. Just as in humans, the tiny incisions in laparoscopic surgery mean a fast recovery, less risk of infection, shorter hospitalization, and significantly less pain. Laparoscopy can be used in a variety of surgical procedures, including biopsy to identify disease or cancer, ovariectomy to spay female dogs, and gastropexy to prevent stomach bloating.
Whereas traditional surgery uses a scalpel or scissor to make incisions, a surgical laser uses a powerful beam of light to remove tissue and seal blood cells and nerve endings as it cuts. In this way, laser surgery reduces pain, swelling, blood loss, and risk of infection to promote a quick recovery and less trauma for your pet. Surgical laser is used in a wide range of surgical procedures, including spay and neuter, declawing, tumor removal, orthopedic surgery, and more.
Spay & Neuter
We recommend all non-breeding dogs and cats be spayed or neutered as early as 8 weeks old. Getting your pet spayed or neutered has many benefits besides preventing unwanted breeding. Spaying your female pet, a procedure that removes the ovaries and uterus, helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer and eliminates messy heat periods. Neutering your male pet, which removes the testicles, prevents testicular cancer and reduces aggressive behavior and the urge to roam. Whether your pet is male or female, sterilizing your pet will also help lower the number of unwanted litters and thus lower the number of pets that have to be euthanized by animal shelters each year.
Our veterinarians have extensive experience performing spay and neuter procedures, so you can rest assured that your pet will be safe and comfortable throughout the surgery and recovery process.