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Our referral services include Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue Surgery, Laparoscopic keyhole surgery & Diagnostic Imaging. Our highly qualified and experienced team use the most up to date diagnostic tools & tests available to veterinary medicine today and we strive to offer the very best treatment options for each case.
We always aim to be as approachable as possible and are very happy to discuss any cases with you prior to referral by phone or email.
Our Referral Services
What is a Laparoscopic keyhole spay?
A laparoscopic spay or neuter is an alternative to the traditional method. It is less invasive and allows faster recovery time.
In a laparoscopic spay, your female dog will have her ovaries removed with a camera and vessel sealing device through a keyhole incision (ovariectomy). If your dog were to have a traditional spay, this involves an operation whereby a long incision is made on the midline of the tummy. The uterus and the ovaries are stitched with thread and are removed through this larger hole. The technical name for this operation is ovariohysterectomy.
What are the benefits?
The main benefits of a laparoscopic spay are less pain and a faster healing time than the traditional spay operation.
Is Laparoscopic Neutering more expensive than traditional neutering?
Laparoscopic surgery costs more than traditional neutering because it is carried out by a specialist surgeon and requires specialist equipment. Laparoscopic surgery equipment is also costly to purchase and maintain, it takes extra training, experience and a higher level of surgical expertise.
The cost for Laparoscopic keyhole spay surgery is £495.00 all inclusive, regardless of the size of your pet. This includes a post-operative consultation and all medication relating to the procedure.
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Why choose Orchard House Vets?
- 15 minute appointments Mon-Fri as standard
- Saturday appointments in Hexham and Stocksfield
- 24/7 care – always our own vets, in our own surgeries
- Well Pet Club – because prevention is better than cure
- Dedicated to small animal
- Family run and community focussed