Surgical Services

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A large number of procedures can be carried out within our practice backed by our many years of surgical experience. So whether it’s routine neutering, the removal of lumps or bumps, dental surgery etc then can normally book you in within a matter of days if needed. Our most experienced vets are also highly skilled surgeons and have performed thousands of complex soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures ranging from intrathoracic operations to complex fracture repairs so referrals to specialist hospitals are infrequently needed.

Orthopaedic Procedures

Orthopaedic_Surgery2.jpgBruce Perry has a particularly keen interest in this area and has many years of experience in orthopedics procedures. Even complicated fractures can be repaired in house by using PINNING, PLATING and EXTERNAL FIXATION techniques.

Bruce has also performed hundreds of repairs for CRANIAL CRUCIATE LIGAMENT Rupture; a very common knee injury in dogs. He has kept up to date with the varying and improving techniques over the years for repairing damaged cruciate ligaments and is current employing the TTA procedure to stabilize these damaged knee joints. Surgery to treat medially luxating patella’s, a common orthopaedic condition in many small breeds of dog, are also performed frequently.

Thoracic Surgery

Laurence Brown has many years of experience in CARDIO-THORACIC surgery and advanced surgeries such as patent ductus ligation, persistent right aortic arch and lung lobectomies can all be performed in house.

‘Keyhole’ Surgery

In our drive to try and minimise recovery time and post-operative discomfort we have been developing the use of 'Minimally Invasive Surgery' or Laparoscopy at Ashby Veterinary Group.

We are one of the only practices in our area to offer routine LAPAROSCOPIC NEUTERING. Laparoscopic Spays and Retained (intra-abdominal) Testicle Castrations are being performed here now on a regular basis.

Laparoscopic Spays in dogs are thought to be 63% LESS PAINFUL than traditional open surgery. If you have a ‘bouncy’ young dog the other advantage is with reduced recovery time, meaning you only have to try and restrict their movements for 2-3 days rather than the standard 7-10 days. The smaller wounds means that there is less chance of wound complications such as seroma formation.

We can also use ‘keyhole’ surgical techniques to perform more advanced procedures such as Liver biopsy and Pericardiectomy. Again allowing much less surgical trauma for our patients and faster post-op recoveries. This of particular help in our older patients with reduced healing abilities.