For anyone considering having their animal (female dog in my case) spayed, I would avoid this practice as they are way behind the times and have no intention of changing to catch up with the rest of the world. Laparoscopic (Keyhole) spaying is not offered by this Vets because "they do not think it is the right way to go". Keyhole surgery is much kinder on the animal with the same effect and faster recovery times and is highly recommended by many eminent vets. Even for humans, it is the gold standard in surgery. Forest House need to update their thinking and consider the wellbeing of the animal.
Patrick performing a laparoscopic spayMinimal pain due to both smaller wounds and much less trauma
Much faster recoveries with a quicker return to activity
Keyhole surgery is the gold standard that we expect as human patients
Wound size is very much reduced. Typically two 6mm incisions
Better visualization of organs and accuracy of surgical technique
Less likelihood of wound swelling
Less stressful for your dog
By far the kindest and best option. I have moved my pets to the Alma Veterinary Hospital and received excellent friendly and modern care for my pet.
We appreciate all feedback, your review however, is based on a request for a very specific type of surgery, which is still only available from a small percentage of practices. Your comments do not reflect the overall care and treatment provided to your dog.
At Forest House, we work to very high standards in all areas. We have a wide range of the most up to date equipment to enable us to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. We use the best anaesthetic agents and protocols, and give one to one nurse monitoring throughout any surgery and recovery. Traditional surgery for neutering is still the most common practice and the majority of dogs recover very quickly.
Whilst we respect your own personal requirement for laparoscopic surgery, this does not suit everyone. It is not without its own risks and possible complications and is a more expensive option. In experienced hands, laparoscopic surgery can lead to a quicker return to full exercise post-surgery.