Surgery and pain management have always been interests of mine. My first exposure to minimally invasive surgery in veterinary medicine was in 2008 when I attended a series of lectures at one of the major conferences. I was immediately hooked! After researching for myself I was convinced that we could be performing less painful, less invasive surgeries on our patients on a daily basis. In 2010 I began performing laparoscopic spays, gastropexies, cryptorchid neuters and liver biopsies on dogs and cats in a general practice setting, and the response was tremendously positive. Clients loved that their pets were receiving cutting edge care and recovering so quickly from their surgeries. Staff members and colleagues were amazed at how comfortable spays were, and how they walked out of the clinic at the end of the day like nothing had happened. In fact, the hospital was so committed to minimally invasive surgery that our client compliance rate was almost 100% shortly after we started offering this option.
By working together, I hope to improve the lives of pets as well as help veterinarians grow their practices to their utmost potential.