New England Animal Hospital has a state of the art laser surgery machine for use in soft tissue surgeries. Rather than using a traditional blade, laser surgery uses a focused laser beam to ablate tissue while at the same time seals capillaries and nerve endings. This results in faster healing and recovery time, less pain and reduced risk of infection for patients.
Cat spays and neuters
Dog spays and neuters
Puppy tails and dewclaws (within first few days of birth)
Rabbit, sugar glider and rat neuters
Your pet needs to be fasted for at least 12 hours prior to the procedure (we recommend removing your pet’s food at 9pm the night before).
Your pet should be dropped off between 8:00-8:30am on the day of the procedure.
Unless noted, your pet should be able to go home the same day between 2:00-4:30pm.
Your pet must have a current Rabies vaccine; if not, we can do the vaccine here.
The anesthesia can make your pet groggy; we recommend that once you bring your pet home, your pet should be put in an area by itself, away from other pets. Also, keep an eye on your pet to make sure he or she doesn’t fall down stairs or off furniture.
Your pet can eat the evening after the procedure if he or she wants. We recommend that you feed your pet half of what they normally receive. It is not uncommon for pets to not want to eat the night after surgery. As long as he or she starts eating within a day or so, your pet should be all set.
Your pet may go home with medications. Please follow the instructions on the medication(s) and ask the staff if you have any questions.
If your pet has an incision, he or she cannot lick or bite at the incision site. It can lead to infection and cause the incision itself to open. If we see your pet bothering the incision while he or she is here, we will fit your pet with an E-collar. If you get home and see that your pet is licking at the incision, please let us know immediately so we can get an E-collar for your animal.