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  • Laparoscopic spaying
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Laparoscopic spaying

Veterinarian Jelke Jan Smit was the first in the region to start laparoscopic surgery (January 2009) at Javastraat 67 (De Dierendokter). He spayes bitches only by laparoscopy and he no longer uses the old method of spaying. This newer, minimal invasive, technique is currently the first-choice technique by universities worldwide because of the advantages it offers. This is because all the mentioned benefits have been proved in various scientific studies.

At De Dierendokter at Javastraat 67 in The Hague your dog can be sterilized by means of this keyhole surgery, or laparoscopy.

The technique he uses is currently the smoothest and fastest method and the least invasive for the dog. By means of 2 small incisions (± 5 mm) the ovaries are removed. Through the first incision a camera is inserted into the abdominal cavity and through the second hole a ligasure tool is brought in to remove the ovary. The small incisions are sutured with 1 suture using dissolvable suture material.

Not only the sterilisation of the bitch can be done with this nice technique. Using laparoscopy, it is also possible to remove retained testicles, previously the abdomen had to be opened by a large abdominal incision.

The laparoscopy is used in human surgery for many years and for many procedures. It has amply proven itself. The advantages have also been demonstrated in veterinary medicine in various scientific studies!

More information about the keyhole surgery?

If you are interested in this method, the easiest way is to call us (070 - 346 22 07) or fill in the contact form and we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also send an email to

Advantages laparoscopic surgery

  • It's fast, so a short anesthesia.
  • No tugging of the uterine ligaments, no hands in the abdomen.
  • Much less pain, almost painless!
  • A considerably smaller chance of complications.
  • A very fast recovery (hours).

Export pets

People from all over the world live in an international city like The Hague. In many cases they bring their pet. When they leave our city again, the animals go with them. However, this is not always easy. Countries apply many different rules and set strict requirements for vaccinations, bloodtests, quarantine and transport. We have extensive experience in organizing and guiding international pet travel to and from the Netherlands. Because of this, your pet will travel healthily and is not unnecessarily long in transit. Through close contacts with international organizations, embassies and transport companies we know the current rules. This way we ensure that your pet is well prepared for travel. We also know what is needed when your animal returns to the Netherlands. We are happy to provide you with tailored advice. Feel free to call or mail us if you have a question about this.