Surgeries at Orchard House Veterinary Centre

Operations

Your pets care is our priority which is why we offer an extensive range of surgeries with our fantastic Veterinary Surgeons.

Here at Orchard House Vets we perform routine surgeries like neutering to more advanced surgery like dental extractions. Our team are highly skilled and friendly, so you can be at ease knowing your pet is in great hands.

You can find out more about we can do below

Neutering

The decision to neuter you pet can be a difficult one, but we believe the health benefits far outweigh the negatives. We recommend a full health check at the age of 6 months for puppies and kittens, the vet can check the growth and development of your pet and advise the best time for neutering.

  • Dogs – We can neuter dogs from six months of age, however it depends on the size of the dog and the gender. We normally wait for males to reach 10-12 months of age for them to mature. Ideally we would spay a female before their first season as it gives best long term health benefits, but some are too immature at 6 months of age.
  • Cats – We like cats to be 5 months of age or at least 2kg for neutering.
  • We also offer Laparoscopic neutering which is a much less invasive
    option with a quicker recovery time.

Download Neutering information sheet from Robovet.pdf


ServicePrice
Dog - bitch spayfrom £360.00
Keyhole spay < 25kgfrom £550.00
Keyhole spay 25-45kgfrom £600.00
Keyhole spay > 45kgfrom £650.00
Laparoscopic Keyhole bitch spay (OVH)£640.00
Dog - dog castrationfrom £220.00
Cat - spayfrom £144.00
Cat - castrationfrom £85.00
Well pet club offers 10% off the above services but for a bespoke estimate please ask your vet.
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Dentistry & Dental Radiography

Orchard House is one of few practices in the North East of England with digital dental radiography. It is impossible to perform quality dentistry without access to and the use of radiography. Over 50% of the tooth structure is covered by bone and gum. X-rays allow us to check for disease below the gum-line such as fractured roots, painful holes in the enamel at the base of the crown, plus the make proper planning of surgical extractions of diseased teeth.

We have Dental Radiography and Air Driven Dental Units at all our Centres, comprising of high and low speed drills, ultrasonic scaler and polishing equipment. Dentistry is always done under general anaesthesia.

For a bespoke estimate please contact your local surgery.

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Laparoscopic keyhole spay

In contrast with traditional neutering, keyhole surgery is less invasive and a less traumatic method. It is performed by placing a camera and specialised instruments through three small incisions in the abdomen. During a keyhole bitch spay often the two ovaries are removed (called an ovariectomy), however in some rare cases the whole uterus needs to be removed along with both ovaries (ovariohysterectomy). There is no evidence that leaving the uterus behind results in any increased risk of incontinence or womb infection in the future when compared to conventional surgery.

The main benefits of keyhole surgery are:

  • Less post-operative pain and discomfort, your pet is more comfortable post surgery.
  • Quicker healing/recovery time
  • Smaller incisions
  • Reduced risk of complications and infections

We are extremely proud to be one of only a handful of practices in Northern England who can perform this surgery. This service is now available to clients of Orchard House Vets and we also accept referral cases from other veterinary practices.

To find out more information, click here.

Specialist surgery

Here at Orchard House Veterinary Centres we try to offer our clients the very best in modern veterinary care. We have a weekly specialist surgery with North East Veterinary Imaging, who come in to perform ultrasounds, endoscopy's, echocardiograms and more! 

Click here for more information about specialist vet care.