Meet our 500th Laparoscopic spay - Mia
We performed our five hundredth laparoscopic [keyhole] spay on 16th May 2017. Five hundred happy dogs and a celebratory cake coming our way. Mia's spay was typical of the procedure that we now perform and this photo was taken about half an hour after her anaesthetic. What a beautiful dog!
Its been a bit of a journey, starting in 2011 with a years post graduate training, including practical sessions and lectures concluding with practical assessments and written examinations. Patrick became a certified veterinary endosurgeon and endoscopist in 2012. To enable the full range of minimally invasive techniques to be accessed, Springwell veterinary surgery bought a whole new Karl Storz endosurgical suite at this time. Patrick also holds a post graduate certificate in small animal surgery which gives us the options to perform most types of surgery in the kindest way that we can.