Project Description

We are proud to offer laser surgery as a progressive new procedure to our clients who want the safest and least painful treatment for their pets.

Long used in human healthcare, laser technology is a proven modality with multiple applications. Only recently have veterinarians adopted laser surgery, and we are proud to be one of the only animal hospitals in the area to offer this advanced care.

In many cases, lasers offer significant benefits when compared to traditional surgery. Our staff will be happy to discuss why laser is a superior option for your pet’s surgical care.

The Benefits of Laser Surgery for Pets

A laser is an intense beam of light. Using an instrument that allows it to be precisely controlled, the laser beam replaces the traditional scalpel. Laser energy instantly vaporizes the water found in tissues, allowing it to “cut” or essentially remove an extremely small area of tissue.

  • Less Pain — Lasers cut tissue with a beam of light, which seals the nerve endings so there is very little pain when your pet wakes up.
  • Less Bleeding — The laser also seals small blood vessels along the incision. This results in decreased blood loss and shorter surgical time.
  • Decreased Swelling — With laser technology, only light comes in contact with the tissue rather than the cold steel of a scalpel blade. There is less “damage” to surrounding cells and thus, less swelling.
  • Extreme Precision — The laser enables the surgeon to cut and remove only the target tissue, leaving the healthy surrounding tissue untouched.
  • Reduced Risk of Infection — The high heat of laser surgery kills bacteria and other microorganisms as it moves through tissue, reducing the chance of infection.
  • Quicker Recovery — Less bleeding, less pain, and less swelling mean that pets undergoing laser surgery generally recover faster with fewer side effects and are able to return to normal activities sooner.

What to do before your pet’s upcoming surgical procedure

In preparation for your pet’s hospital admission, please download and read our pre-operative instructions for pets.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything related to your pet’s surgery, please feel free to call in advance to speak to one of our veterinarians or technicians.

Laser Therapy

There are a number of different types of lasers, and they are classified according to the wavelength of the laser and the energy/power output produced. We use Class IV Surgical Laser is used instead of a scalpel when performing surgery.

In addition, we have a Class IV Therapeutic Laser and rather than cutting tissues this laser is used to accelerate tissue healing while helping to reduce pain and inflammation.

Our Veterinarians and veterinary Assistants have taken training in order to safely use the Therapeutic Laser and to provide the most effective treatments.

Here at Maillardville Animal Hospital, we routinely use our therapeutic laser for the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back pain/injury
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hot spots
  • Otitis (ear infection/inflammation)
  • Post-operative wound healing
  • Trauma or injury (eg. sprains/strains, cruciate ligament tears)

If you would like to schedule a laser therapy appointment or would like to learn more about this exciting treatment – please call us and we will be happy to assist you.

What to do before your pet’s upcoming surgical procedure?

In preparation for your pet’s hospital admission, please download and read our pre-operative instructions for pets.

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