Primary Care

Spays and Neuters

When you choose to spay your pet at VCA VCA Deer Creek Animal Hospital, you will benefit from the most advanced surgical procedures. We use laparoscopic techniques, whereby surgery is performed through small incisions and the organs are viewed via a state-of-the-art camera system.

Minimally invasive, laparoscopy has a number of benefits:

  • Reduced tissue trauma
  • Less risk of infections and complications
  • Faster healing and recovery
  • Decreased pain

Laparoscopic spays are vastly superior to traditional methods. It is estimated that its use diminishes pain and recovery time for female dogs up to 65% compared to non-laparoscopic means.

The laparoscopic technique eliminates tearing of ligaments, potential tearing of the body wall, and possible hemorrhage by the main arteries that supply the ovaries, providing a much safer surgery for your pet. The increased safety and decreased pain associated with this technique makes if the gentler and more humane way to perform spays.

Our Expertise
VCA VCA Deer Creek Animal Hospital veterinarians only perform spays using laparoscopy. Our doctors are some of the country’s most proficient experts in the technique. VCA VCA Deer Creek veterinarians travel the United States teaching others how to perform this promising technique. Only about 35 practices across the United States employ this technique.

Meet Foxy and her owner and learn more about VCA VCA Deer Creek’s laparoscopic spays.

Please contact us to schedule a spay or neuter surgery when your kitten or puppy approaches six months of age. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a camera (laparoscope) is introduced into the abdominal cavity through a tiny incision. It allows a veterinarian to see inside the abdomen without having to make a large incision. Surgical instruments may also be introduced in this manner.  

Procedures such as spays or gastropexy (a procedure keeping the stomach from twisting and preventing torsion bloat, a life-threatening condition) may be accomplished through these few small incisions rather than a larger one. Because of these smaller incisions, laparoscopic procedure patients experience decreased post-operative inflammation and pain, heal faster, and many can return to normal activity quicker than those who had standard procedures performed.

Unfortunately, not every surgical procedure can be performed laparoscopically.  If your pet needs surgery, discuss what surgical options are the best for your pet. Your veterinarian is the best judge of what procedures can be done with laparoscopy.