Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery

In certain circumstances this ‘keyhole’ surgical technique can provide a number of advantages over conventional surgery it creates:

  • Less trauma.
  • Less pain.
  • Much faster recovery for the patient.
  • Fewer stitches.

Where its use is appropriate, the keyhole technique usually involves three small incisions (cuts) rather than the single large incision associated with conventional surgery.

Whilst we can use this type of surgery on a number of different abdominal surgical procedures, by far the most commonly performed laparoscopic surgery is the neutering of female dogs.

Laparoscopic Spaying of Pets

We are very pleased to be able to offer ’keyhole’ neutering surgery at our Sutterton Hospital site. Most pets do not need to stay in overnight and are reunited with their owners later the same day.

During the procedure, we remove both ovaries. This will mean that your pet will no longer have seasons, cannot become pregnant and it will reduce the risk of other diseases such as uterine infections and mammary cancer.

Please contact the surgery for more information.

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Lameness Investigations
  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Patella luxation
  • Fracture repair

We typically ask to see cases back at 10-14 days and again at 2 months post-operatively for check ups and for follow up radiography where this is indicated.

Soft Tissue & General Surgery

  • Complex wound reconstruction
  • Neoplastic surgery
  • Ear canal surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Perineal herniarraphy

Some surgical oncology cases are also treated with chemotherapeutic agents. These may be administered via the home practice or by ourselves, as appropriate.

We can also help in the investigation and case planning for …

  • Unexplained weight loss / inappetance
  • Pyrexia
  • Suspected hyperadrenocorticism
  • Abdominal masses / pain / distension
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Dysuria / haematuria
  • Jaundice
  • Anaemia
  • Elevated liver enzymes or bile acids
  • PU/PD
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Prostate, spleen, pancreas, renal, liver or GIT issues
  • Problematic otitis cases
  • Anal furunculosis

Referral Procedure and case advice

We are readily available for advice, to give quotes and to take referrals. We can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

State of the art clinics

Cutting edge equipment, providing your pet the very best in diagnosis and treatment.

Advanced high-tech veterinary hospital

With modern CT Scanner, therapeutic laser technology, keyhole surgery equipment and orthopaedic referral services.

Extensive clinical experience

Our highly qualified veterinary staff deliver the very best in compassionate care and treatment for your pets.

The highest level of service

We know pets are part of the family, so we are committed to providing excellence in all areas of pet care and customer service.

One of a kind locally

We are the only practice to offer such leading technology and diagnostics for your pets in the local area.

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01205 345 345

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Sutterton Veterinary Hospital

Station Road
PE20 2LF

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 7pm
Saturdays 8.30am - 4pm

Sundays 9am - 3pm (For Non-Routine Appointments Only)

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20 West End
PE12 7YY

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


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The Birches
82 Church Street
Pinchbeck, Spalding
PE11 3YA

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


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Hazelwoods Yard
Boston Road
NG34 9JD

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


For England & Wales

Company registered name: Independent Vetcare Ltd. Registered Number 07746795. Registered address: The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, Bristol,

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