Gaines School Animal Hospital513 Gaines School Rd. Athens, GA 30605 706.549.1708

Laser Surgery


Gaines School Animal Hospital is proud to offer Laser Surgery. In many procedures, the laser can replace the scalpel and provide a better alternative to traditional surgery.

CO2 lasers produce an invisible beam that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Because the laser beam can be precisely controlled, it removes or "cuts" only a thin layer of tissue at one time, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected. This level of control allows us to be extremely precise in every laser surgery procedure.

Why choose laser surgery?

  • Less Pain - The laser seals nerve endings as it "cuts" reducing pain. As a result, less anesthesia may be required, reducing the risk of complications. Pain after surgery is also reduced.
  • Less Bleeding - The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery.
  • Less Swelling - Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because there is no physical contact with the tissue.

How does this affect your pet?

  • Reduced Risk of Infection - The laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue, killing bacteria that cause infection.
  • Precision - The laser can remove unhealthy tissue without affecting or removing surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Quick Return to Normal Activities - Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort.

What procedures qualify for laser surgery?

  • Canine Spay/Neuter
  • Feline Spay
  • Feline Declaw
  • Canine Rear Dewclaw Removal
  • Cyst, Tumor, and Wart Removal

Your veterinarian at Gaines School Animal Hospital will be able to tell you if your pet's procedure can be performed with a laser.

Please call our office at 706.549.1708 to request an appointment.