Cryosurgery is surgery performed by freezing the tissue to be removed,
eg. doctors do it to remove verucas from foot or warts from hands.
There is no surgery as such performed.
Hurley's Veterinary Hospital is excited to offer state-of-the-art laser
surgery. Laser surgery uses an intense beam of light that is
precisely focused to allow it to cut tissue, much as a scalpel
does. The energy contained in the laser beam vaporizes the water
found in body tissues, allowing a precise "cut" that
seals blood vessels and nerve endings, resulting in less bleeding
and pain. Additional benefits of laser surgery are reduced swelling
at the surgery site, reduced risk of infection, and a quicker
recovery from many surgical procedures.
A surgical laser has many applications in veterinary medicine, including feline
de-claws, mass removals, dental procedures, and upper airway
surgery (soft palate resection and stenotic nares) in brachycephalic
breeds such as the Bulldog and Pug. There are many other potential
uses as well. Please ask our staff veterinarians if laser surgery
is right for your pet.
Teeth Descaling & Polishing
Animals (like people) need regular dental care. Gum disease causes pain, accounts for the loss of teeth, and can lead to serious generalized bacterial infections. Our physical exams include a thorough examination of the mouth. Teeth cleaning (removal of dental plaque and tartar) is an important step in preventing dental problems.
Gaseous Anaesthesia (Inhalation Method, Instant Recovery)
Anaesthetic procedures are performed with continuous monitoring
of pulse rate, blood pressure and respiration to ensure your
Ultrasound imaging is useful for pregnancy diagnosis,
and allows us to look at the internal "texture" of different
organs and tissues in order to determine whether there is some
sort of disease or injury. We can also determine the nature of a disease
or injury and whether treatment is having the desired effect.
Our facilities at Hurley's Veterinary Hospital utilize the highest standards
of sterility and equipment to ensure your pet receives the best
Essential for the older patient that has developed a cough, or
maybe tires very easily, the ECG (Electrocardiograph) allows us to
measure cardiac output, and monitor and treat heart failure. One in five
older patients have some cardiac problem.
We have a state-of-the-art X-ray machine that produces excellent quality
radiographs. Radiographs are essential for diagnosing certain
medical and surgical problems, and are performed routinely, with
pets either awake or anaesthetized. We also are able to perform
various types of contrast studies as well as X-rays for the diagnosis
of hip dysplasia.