Vet Practice Services


Laparoscopic Spay

Less pain, less trauma and quick recovery time.

A Laparoscopic spay removes the ovaries, preventing unwanted pregnancies, unwanted seasons and prevents womb infections in later life. If done early enough it also reduces the incidence of mammary tumours.

We focus on pain relief before, during and after the operation with the added benefit of every patient receiving K-Laser treatment to help reduce ongoing pain and aid speedy recovery.

Laparascopic Surgery

Less pain, less trauma and quick recovery time.

Quicker recovery times, safer surgery, less pain and minimal scarring
Also know as keyhole surgery – Laparoscopic surgery uses a laparoscope, a long and thin rigid tube that has a light source and a camera. With a small incision in the abdomen the organs and tissues can be clearly viewed inside.

This method allows us to neuter female dogs (ovariectomy), perform gastropexies or to take a biopsy of e.g. the liver, pancreas, kidney, spleen.

Soft Tissue

At Potton Vets we are in the very fortunate position to be exceptionally well equipped to deal with just about any soft tissue surgery.

We routinely investigate, diagnosis and treat a wide range of surgical conditions.

Soft tissue surgery includes removal of cancers from skin, the abdomen (stomach, intestines, uterus, pancreas, bladder, kidneys, liver).  We obviously also do all the routine operations you can think of including neutering, abscess treatment, abdominal surgery, wound repairs, biopsies.

We have moved on from the old fashioned way of doing abdominal surgery and now use key-hole surgery (laparoscopic surgery) routinely.  We now perform most of our spays this way.  Biopsies of organs e.g pancreas, liver, spleen are also done by key hole surgery.  This is a far less painful way of doing abdominal surgery – ask anyone who has had abdominal surgery whether they would prefer key-hole surgery over traditional surgery.

Key-hole surgery is a well recognised way of performing a combined spay and gastropexy in large breed dogs, for example Great Danes.


Endoscopy is part of our fully integrated diagnostic service.

Our vets have additional experience, expertise and training in endoscopy and we have an advanced spectrum of endoscopic equipment providing the highest level of care for your pet. Endoscopy is often a part of an investigation alongside other tests. Animals have an endoscopic procedure under a carefully monitored general anaesthetic. Anaesthesia eliminates any stress and discomfort to the patient and also enables us to get good samples and reach a swift and accurate diagnosis. We have several different kinds of endoscopes that we use to find out what is wrong with our patients. We use a flexible endoscope to look inside the lungs, stomach, colon and upper parts of the small intestine. We use a smaller flexible endoscope to see the airway and into the lungs of pets as small as cats.

Sometimes if we see something abnormal, we can remove it, or take a sample. We can use special tools through the endoscope to remove tiny foreign bodies such as grass seeds. We also have a rigid endoscope that has several different applications but is most commonly used to examine and investigate problems in the nasal cavity, such as nosebleeds and swellings. Samples can usually be examined in-house under a microscope ​