Spay & Neuter

Laparoscopic Spay Surgery and More

Getting your pet spayed or neutered is one of the best decisions you can make for both your furry companion and the Miami pet community. We still struggle with animal overpopulation, shelter crowding and unnecessary animal euthanasia as a country.

At Paws and Claws Medical Center, our hope is to make sure every pet can find a loving home of their very own. Not only will you contribute to a great cause for animals, your own pet will benefit from reduced rates of certain forms of cancer and other health risks.

We know that your pet is important to you, which is why we carefully consider an animal’s overall health before any surgical procedure. Our veterinarian will perform a physical examination of your pet and perform a few lab tests to ensure that there aren’t any surprises during the procedure. Any surgery that requires anesthesia does carry a small risk, which we work hard to minimize in advance.

Spay or Neuter Procedure

During your pet’s procedure, we monitor all vital signs with state of the art equipment that alerts us to any potential problems the moment they arise. All procedures are performed in a clean and sterile environment, which helps prevent infections and other issues post-surgery.

Once we’ve completed the spay or neuter procedure, one of our trained technicians will closely monitor all vital signs until our patients are awake, alert and out of any potential danger. After they’ve been awake for a while, we can then send them on home with you to finish their recovery. Before you leave, we’ll have all the information and supplies you need and answer any questions you may have. If you ever need us, we’re only a phone call away!

Safe Procedures

What Method of Spay is Better?

In the world of pet health, one of the most, if not the most, common surgical procedure is the ovariohysterectomy or “spay.” This procedure entails the complete removal of the ovaries and uterus all the way down to the cervix. According to several specialists in the matter, this is not the only safe and successful way to sterilize a pet.

Another effective sterilization procedure for pets is the ovariectomy, in which the veterinarian surgically removes the ovaries and part of the uterine horn that is in proximity with the ovary but most of the uterus down to the cervix is left behind.

So, which surgical procedure is better?

The answer is laparoscopic spay surgery. This is a minimally invasive surgery that is extremely beneficial for your pet’s health and recovery.


Benefits of Laparoscopic Spay 

A laparoscopic spay, uses a minimally invasive approach to remove only the ovaries. For this surgery, a veterinarian uses a bipolar vessel sealing device to seal, cut and remove the ovaries and blood vessels, ligaments, and a portion if both uterine horns, in a less painful and atraumatic manner and with minimal risk of injury or bleeding.

Some more of the main benefits of a laparoscopic spay include:

  • Minimizes concern that bleeding could occur.
  • The visualization of the tissue to be removed (Ovaries and part of uterine horns), and the tissue to leave untouched, (ureters), is many times more effective than if done by traditional open spay.
  • The incision made is extremely small.
  • Faster recovery for the patient.
  • Less Pain immediately after and during recovery.

However, because it requires specialized training and instruments, fewer veterinarians may offer the laparoscopic spay.

At our Veterinary Center, our veterinarian has been properly trained in the use of this minimally invasive technology and we also are very proud to have a modern Karl Storz Endoscopy and Endo-surgery unit at our facility that we frequently use for procedures like this in dogs, cats, birds, Reptiles, Chelonians, and other species normally treated in our center.

If you wish to know more about these procedures, please call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. de Armas.

Quality Veterinary Care for your Pet

Paws and Claws Medical Center is proud to provide senior pet care in Miami, Tamiami, University Park, Kendale Lakes, Kendall, Kendall West, The Crossings, Sunset, Coral Gables, Fontainebleau, and the surrounding Miami communities.


Please feel free to contact us with any questions about your senior pet.