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Unique to the Dales Veterianry Centre
- Laser Surgery.


Unique in the Yorkshire area, The Dales Veterinary Centre is one of only a handful of veterinary centres in the UK to have acess to laser surgery.

Laser surgery involves the use of a carbon dioxide laser to vapourise tissue using a ceramic tipped handle producing a highly controllable sterile incision that causes less discomfort than the traditional use of a scalple and scissors.

Concerned about the discomfort of surgery?

We know how you feel. We have pets too. When you book any surgical procedure you know it has to be done for the benefit of your pet. But you may be concerned about the associated pain and discomfort this may cause your pet. We understand because we’re concerned about pain and discomfort too.

Did you know ……

Almost all surgical procedures for pets can now be performed with a laser! The same tool that is used in human medicine will now be used for your pet’s surgery. We have always made great effort to lessen the discomfort to pets having surgery and with this new technology we can do even better. Laser surgery is much better for several reasons.

Seals nerve endings – lasers cut tissue with a beam of light, which seals the nerve endings so there is very little pain when they wake up.
Seals blood vessels – lasers seal blood vessels as they cut so there is usually no need for bandaging and less bleeding after surgery.
Seals lymphatic vessels – lasers seal the lymph vessels in the skin and tissue which greatly reduces swelling after surgery.
A ‘no touch’ delivery system – lasers cut without touching tissue which greatly eliminates much of the trauma associated with standard techniques.

Less discomfort, faster recovery ….. better for your pet!

Because of the advantages listed above, the use of the CO2 LASER for surgery will speed up the recovery of your pet. We want your pet to be as comfortable as possible and recover as quickly as possible. Our new ‘Star Wars’ technology is a further step forward to enable us to achieve these goals.
We have recently (2016) replaced our first laser with a much more powerful laser that produces superior incisions and is more controllable in use. This means even less swelling and discomfort at the incision line. We are always investing in newer and superior equipment to improve our patient care.