Portland Vets are able to offer the ‘latest in keyhole techniques’ for spaying dogs. Using top of the range equipment for this Gold Standard procedure, which only a handful of veterinary practices in the UK provide, has significant benefits over conventional ‘open’ surgery.

  • Reduced pain
  • Smaller wounds
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer post-operative complications (wound infections)

Laparoscopic spays are a little more expensive than the traditional open method of spaying, due to the investment in specialised equipment and training . But in keeping with Portland Vets ethos of offering an outstanding and caring service, we feel it is important and necessary that we offer our patients this form of surgery.

During a laparoscopic ovariectomy only the ovaries are removed which shortens the surgical time, reduces the risks involved during and after surgery and reduces the pain compared to ovariohysterectomy. In the traditional method of spaying both ovaries and uterus are removed through a larger incision.

Years of clinical research have revealed that there are no medical advantages to removing a healthy uterus, with the outcomes of both types of surgery being equal. Both will prevent uterine pyometra (potentially fatal infection of the womb) as the ovaries are needed for this condition to develop.

If you would like to book this procedure for your bitch or discuss it further with one of our Vets or Veterinary Nurses please call 01342 327799 to book an appointment.