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LaparoscopyLaparoscopy is key hole surgery using a camera to look inside the body. We do this either to examine internal organs or to perform a procedure such as a biopsy or most commonly for spaying or removing abdominal testicles. In human surgery this has become the gold standard for abdominal surgery - thanks to the small holes required for the instruments, operations are quicker and recovery times are much shorter.

We are currently one of only a few practices in Surrey to offer Laparoscopy. Andrew Ketteridge has been performing laparoscopic procedures for several years at Grove Lodge Veterinary Hospital and is now at Oak Barn every Monday and Wednesday. We are very excited about the greatly improved scope of surgical procedures it means we can offer and the benefits it brings to your pets.

Why is Laparoscopy better for my pet?

• Less post-operative pain (65% less in a recent study)
• Smaller incisions - no external sutures or lampshade collars required!
• Less tissue handling
• Quicker healing and recovery times
• Reduced infection risk
• Reduced blood loss

PDF leaflet

Click on the PDF icon to the left to download a leaflet with further information and a price list but if you would like more information then please contact us.


For some great videos showing laparoscopic procedures we recommend you visit

Laparoscopy Referrals

Referrals formIf your pet is not registered at Oak Barn Vets you can still consider coming here for a laparoscopic procedure - we offer a referral service to surrounding Veterinary Practices. A downloadable referral form needs to be completed by your Veterinary surgeon, once they have returned the form to us we will contact you directly for a suitable appointment. Your pet will stay with us for the day they have their procedure but then any aftercare and checkup appointments can be performed by your usual primary care Vet.

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