Keyhole neutering gets them back on their feet faster


A new technique is now available through London Vet Specialists for neutering your female dog. Routinely used in the human medical field, keyhole or minimally-invasive surgery means less post-operative pain and a quicker recovery for patients. We’re pleased to be one of the first vet clinics in the country to offer laparoscopic spays in the hands of our experienced surgeons.

When your dog is spayed in the traditional way, the uterus and the ovaries are removed, through an incision in the midline of your dog’s tummy. This is called an ovariohysterectomy. This traditional spay means a larger wound, some tummy discomfort and a recovery period of about a week. A laparoscopic spay allows the removal of just the ovaries through a keyhole incision, guided by a special camera. This causes less trauma to the tummy inside and out, and ensures a fast and more comfortable recovery.

If you’d like to learn more about this technique, or to schedule an appointment for your dog, please contact us and one of our staff will be happy to talk it through with you. Email [email protected] or call 0207 433 0155.