Keyhole Spey | Glen Iris Vet

The Keyhole Spey (or Lap Spey) is the future of veterinary  medicine. 

We are proud to now be able to offer our clients the Keyhole Spey.

The Keyhole Spey is performed using laparoscopic equipment, which drastically reduces the size of the incision needed for a spey procedure. This results in much less post-operative pain, faster recovery and less wound complications. 


Benefits of a Keyhole Spey

•    Significantly less pain post-operatively
•    Faster recovery from surgery
•    Less post-operative wound complications, particularly in active dogs
•    Less need for annoying buster collars
•    All the organs in the abdomen can be examined during the procedure
•    Faster return to normal exercise and activity levels


ls it the same procedure as a Traditional Spey?
The Keyhole Spey involves removal of the ovaries only (ovariectomy) rather than the uterus and ovaries (ovariohysterectomy) which is performed during 
a Traditional Spey. Studies have shown NO increased risk of uterine infections (pyometra) or breast cancer (mammary tumours) in dogs that have had the ovaries removed, compared to those that have had the uterus and ovaries removed. Hence, many surgeons now believe there is no need  to remove the uterus during a spey  procedure.


What is the cost of the Keyhole Spey?                            

The Keyhole Spey costs $300 more than the Traditional Spey.

This is a small price to pay for the enormous benefits of this procedure, and to know that your pet will go home happier and in less pain from their spey procedure.


For more information, please contact us at Glen Iris Veterinary Hospital & Cattery.

We are conveniently in the City of Stonnington and Glen Eira. The pawfect location for pet parents living in Glen Iris, Malvern, Toorak, Kooyong, Armadale and surrounding areas!

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