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Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Surgery

Human surgery often involves doing keyhole surgery eg for appendix removal and gall stones, rather than traditional surgery. We are delighted to be able to offer this service as a ‘gold standard’ for bitch speys plus other procedures such as removing retained testicles, liver biopsies and more.

For bitch speys, this involves making smaller wounds and using endoscopes to look inside the body, then removing the ovaries via the little holes!

Smaller wounds and less trauma to body tissues mean less pain (up to 65% less pain according to one study from 2005) and quicker recovery times.


Our vets Matt Ingram and Nick Pine perform our keyhole surgery here, having undergone additional training, so that your pets can be offered the very latest and modern techniques available at Alfreton Park. They have been doing laparoscopic speys since December 2014, and have now done over 230. Please note that there is an additional charge for this to cover the extra cost incurred. 


What do our clients think?

Feedback has been fantastic, with owners reporting that their pets have recovered very quickly. 

"Our dog Bernie had a lap spey on Monday, she didn't seem in any pain afterwards, and by Tuesday was back to her very enthusiastic self. He recovery was extremely rapid. We would very highly recommend, it was worth every penny of the extra cost. I am a neurotic pet owner and it took the anxiety away!"

Mrs Harris, November 2016


"Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. We had heard how quick the recovery was but were really surprised by how quickly Daisy (our Pug) bounced back. Nice neat clip and small incisions."

Mrs Pegg 2016


"We chose the lap spey over the traditional way as Millie is such a lively character. She was bouncing around as normal when we collected her after the surgery and didn't seem to know anything had happened. Would recommend. Be prepared for a large area of clipped fur though!"

Mrs Burrows, 2016




Cat Vaccinations

Cat Vaccinations

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Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole Surgery

We are pleased to offer keyhole surgery here at Alfreton Park for bitch speys and other procedures. Smaller wounds, and quicker recovery times. For more info, click on the photo above

Nurse Clinics

Nurse Clinics

We have a lovely dedicated team of veterinary nurses who run nurse clinics offering you help and advice on the care of your furry family member. Click on the photo for more details

Advanced Practitioners

Advanced Practitioners

Our vets have had advanced training in medicine, surgery, cardiology and dermatology meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.