Keyhole Milestone Reached
Congratulations to the lovely Teagan, better known as Teggie, and her owners. This week Teggie became the 800th patient to undergo a laparoscopic, or keyhole spay.
We started carrying out this keyhole neutering on female dogs back in 2011 when the technology was new to the veterinary world in the UK and since then the popularity of this procedure has gone from strength to strength. With quicker recovery times and less pain for the dog, owners are really engaged with this surgery and we now carry out around eight keyhole spays each week.
Teggie is a bright as a button after her spay and will be back bouncing around the fields in no time at all; her owners said “We chose the lap spay as she is a very active dog and we knew the recovery process was so much quicker.”
As one of only a handful of vets in the region who perform this type of surgery we are very proud to remain at the forefront of new technologies and enjoy the fruits of our labour when we see our clients bounding back into the surgery for their post-op checks just a few days later.
Teggie will have her stitches removed in around 10 days time but unlike those who have undergone traditional surgery, she will be allowed off the lead to exercise; the chances of her wound breaking down are much lessened with just two small stitches, one of the major advantages of this surgery, and especially useful in high-energy dogs!
For more information on this type of surgery check out our Keyhole Surgery page