We undertake all types of surgery from routine neutering to complicated orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures.
One of our vets is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Orthopaedics and four other vets are currently studying for Advanced Practitioner status.
We maximize sterility by using sterile gowns, gloves, hats and masks for all surgical procedures within the operating theatres.
We have a dedicated theatre for orthopaedic work and another for general surgery.
In keeping with our aim to provide the highest standards of care for our patients we use the most up to date anaesthetics.
Emergencies Telephone: 01604 648221
Laparoscopic (key hole) surgery
Over the last few years Spinney Lodge Veterinary Hospital has advanced into the area of minimally invasive surgery for pets and now offer a number of surgical procedures performed in this way.
In general the benefits of these techniques are reduced pain on recovery, shorter post-operative rest periods and a smaller surgical wound.
At this current time we are predominantly performing speys in this manner which are particularly beneficial due to the young bouncy nature of dogs undergoing neutering and therefore the need for a shorter period of rest is most appropriate.
Although this is rarely advantageous to the boys (in castration) in the case of retained testicles this can dramatically reduce time and trauma in surgery for castration.
We are also performing a number of other minimally invasive, scope assisted procedures such as cystotomy (opening bladder, for example to remove stones) and gastropexy (to fix stomach in place).
The instruments which allow us to perform these surgeries are very expensive and very delicate and we have had extra training to use them safely and successfully. This does unfortunately increase the cost of these procedures over classic open surgery, but the results to date suggest that your pet could greatly benefit from their advantages.
If you are interested about these options please contact us for further information.