Therapeutic Laser

Koonah dog in Laser therapy glasses.

Our non-invasive technology for healing the source of deep tissue pain is our “Class 4 Therapeutic Laser”. The staff wear protective eyewear, and the pets wear special “Doggles” when using the laser therapy. These glasses are rated to filter out selected wavelengths of light.

Our staff are well trained to use the highest safety standards when operating the Laser.

Dr Jamie Levine and his trained and AIMLA certified “Laser Meisters” are Kerstin Nowak, Drew Prinn, Sabrina Adams and Dr. Levine. They  have seen great success treating a variety of conditions with the therapeutic laser. The near infrared laser beam goes right through fur and skin to heal deeply without drugs or surgery.

 

Follow Lizzy during her spay

Lizzy is a young cat who came in for a spay.

    • 9 am Lizzy came into the hospital.
Lizzy cat pre-surgery
Our technicians prepare Lizzy for her surgery.
    • 9-am  Exam and preparations begin.
    • 9:45-am Sedation started. She gets very drowsy, and the staff return her back to to the kennel. The kennel is kept warm by heated blankets and warm cushions.

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      Drowsy kitten returned to her kennel while sedation deepens.
    • 10:15-am Lizzy receives further sedation. Technicians gently install a soft tube down the cats’ throat for intubation of gas anaesthetic to make sure she is fully unconscious during the surgery. The anaesthetics are very safe. The technicians also give pain medication.
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    • 10:20-am Lizzy is under a general anaesthetic.
    • 10:30-am Surgery begins, with the veterinarian making an incision in her abdomen to remove only her two ovaries,  (called an ovariectomy).The procedure has less internal disruption. (Ovariectomy is different from a hysterectomy where the surgery will remove the entire uterus.) Surgery begins in our Veterinary hospital operating room.

 

    • 10:35 Surgery is underway.

      during the spay
      During the spay, our Veterinarian removed the ovaries.

 

    • 11.00-am The veterinarian inspects the surgery site and installs sutures to close the abdomen. The staff return Lizzy to her kennel. She rests on warmed blankets.
    • 11:30-am Lizzy is awake still drowsy, but comfortable.
      Lizzy is still drowsy but comfortable
      Lizzy is still drowsy but comfortable.

 

    • 11:00-am Lizzy is still sleepy, and she begins to eat vigorously.
    • 12:00-pm Lizzy is standing up, fully awake and is ready to go home.