Benefiting pets by using advanced surgical technology and techniques
Lafayette Animal Hospital is pleased to offer our patients the latest in surgical technology with the CO2 Laser. The benefits of laser surgery are numerous:
- Less pain and swelling
- Shorter recovery time
- Minimal bleeding
- Sanitizing effect reduces the risk of infection
- Less trauma for pets
- Reduced surgery time, meaning a shorter time spent under anesthesia
The laser has the unique ability to vaporize tissue, and is commonly used to make incisions and erase unhealthy tissue. It is so precise, that we are able to selectively remove only a few cells at a time. The laser kills bacteria in its path and seals nerve endings, leaving patients more comfortable after surgery by causing less trauma to tissue, resulting in a faster recovery time.
Lafayette is one of the only animal hospitals in the area using this technology on a regular basis. Laser surgery is so beneficial we are committed to keeping the price reasonable for our surgical patients.
Veterinary surgeries performed with this laser technology include routine procedures, such as spays, neuters, growth removals, and veterinary cosmetic surgery including eyelid surgery.
Whatever the surgical need – routine, critical, or cosmetic – the staff at Lafayette Animal Hospital treats you and your pet with compassion and respect.
Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery
We perform various orthopedic procedures. If your pet is diagnosed with an orthopedic problem, our veterinarians will be pleased to outline the medical options available and help determine the best approach for correction and healing.
Our veterinarians are skilled at the use of a
Lafayette Animal Hospital is pleased to offer digital x-ray. Digital x-ray is a higher standard of imaging, and has many advantages, listed below are just a few:
- We are able to quickly and easily send x-rays to owners, and/or emergency clinics.
- From the time that the x-ray is actually taken, to the time that it shows up on our computer monitor is much shorter than traditional radiography.
- We are able to display a clearer image on our computer screens to our clients to show them exactly what is going on with their pet.
By taking x-rays in-house, we are able to not only see the structure and placement of bones and joints but most of the time we are also able to determine organ size and placement, as well as being able to better evaluate the size and placement of tumors and foreign bodies in the intestinal tract. In some cases, an ultrasound is required, and if that is the case, our doctors will be happy to put a call into a specialist to have an ultrasound performed.
Please note: we do not offer ear cropping services at our hospital.