ALERT: 
  We are seeing lots of pets with fleas, see below for how to best get rid of them

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




Having Trouble with Fleas?

Having Trouble with Fleas?

We are seeing high numbers of pets with fleas, some having been treated with well known flea products. Please click the photo for more information about fleas, and the newer flea control products now available.

Pet Plan Awards

Pet Plan Awards

Pet Plan Award nominations are now open! Have our vets, nurses or receptionists gone above and beyond to help you or your pet? If so, you can nominate them for a Pet Plan Award. Click on the image above for more details. The closing date is 12th January

Cat Friendly Clinic

Cat Friendly Clinic

We are one of only four practices in Derbyshire recognised by the ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) as being a Cat Friendly Practice. Click on the image for more information

Reverse Sneezing

Reverse Sneezing

Does your dog make a weird snorting choking sound sometimes? It could be Reverse Sneezing. Click on the photo for more information