Surgical Care

Elective Surgeries: Spay & Neuter

The decision to spay or neuter your pet is very important and is considered a major procedure. At Watzin Veterinary Clinic, we include all essential elements in our surgeries to reduce potential complications and expedite the recovery process.

Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality of care.  Every patient receives a pre-anesthetic blood panel prior to surgery, allowing us to reduce the risk of anesthetic complications during your pet’s procedure. Your pet’s vitals are attentively monitored by our dedicated team of Registered Veterinary Technicians, who are responsible for our patients’ pre and post-surgical monitoring. The technicians assess your pet’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, as well as monitor heart rhythm, gas and oxygen rates during the procedure.  Appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable throuhgout surgery and recovery will be administered by our Registered Veterinary Technicians and Doctors.
 

An advance CO2 Laser is used for all of our spay and neuter surgeries. The high intensity laser beam emitted, replaces the conventional scalpel method, cutting through the tissue, blood vessels, lymphatic and nerve endings, resulting in less bleeding, less post-operative swelling and less pain.  The laser surgery allows for a quicker, less painful, and more efficient procedure, reducing your pet’s anesthetic requirements exposure, allowing for a faster recovery.

An appointment for pick up will be scheduled for your pet after 4:30pm on the day of his/her surgery allowing our Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians to monitor your pet post-operatively, ensuring they are administered any prescribed medications and receive the full benefits of the IV fluid therapy started at the onset of their surgery.  With all of the inclusions in our surgery package, we anticipate your pet’s surgery and recovery to be safe and comfortable. Any post-operative revisit examinations relating to the surgery are at no additional cost, in order to ensure any concerns are addressed and that your pet is healing well.

Laser

The CO2 laser is a surgical tool that generates an intense beam of light at a specific wavelength. The way a particular laser works is determined by the specific wavelength of light that it produces. For example, the most commonly used surgical laser is a CO2 laser which produces an invisible beam of light that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Since the Veterinarian can precisely control the beam of the laser, only a thin layer of tissue is removed, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected.

Lasers have been successfully used in human surgery for over 30 years. We are proud to be amongst the first veterinary practices to offer laser surgery specifically for pets. The laser technology reduces the trauma to your pet, improves recovery, and often shortens hospital stays. The laser creates less pain at the surgical site because as the laser cuts it’s energy seals the nerve endings as it moves through tissue and your pet will feel less pain post-operatively. The laser also allows for less bleeding because it seals small blood vessels during surgery, which allows your doctor to perform surgeries with more precision. This also improves the surgical process through efficiency therefore reducing the need for extensive anaesthetic exposure. The laser also generates less swelling because the laser energy does not tear or bruise the tissue.

Here’s our video of a CO2 Laser Canine Spay to see for yourself!

A laser is ideal for a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs, cats and other pets. Laser surgery can correct many common conditions such as cysts, tumours, warts and infections that may occur around the eyes, ears, in the mouth or anywhere on the skin. Specialized internal procedures are also possible.  For more information, please visit Aesculight.