Bling the Greyhound Rescue Receives Laparoscopic Spay

Bling is an ex-racer from a nearby greyhound track.

Thanks to her friends at Gods Greyts Greyhound Rescue (, she is being made ready for adoption in to a loving home.  Part of getting her ready to go to a new home is spaying.  This week she underwent a spaying procedure here at Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard. Instead of the traditional spaying procedure, she received a laparoscopic procedure from our surgical resident Dr. John Moser (pictured above) and veterinary technician Heather Bostwick (pictured right).

In laparoscopic spays, the procedure is performed through two small incisions into the abdomen. Using a long, magnified scope, the surgeon is able to perform the surgery. The magnified view of the organs allows for better visibility and precision on the part of the surgeon. The ovarian ligament is carefully cut and cauterized, rather than torn.

The laparoscopic spay has many advantages over a traditional spay:

  • Less stress and trauma for the pet
  • Dramatic reduction in pain
  • Smaller incisions
  • Minimal bruising
  • Fewer complications

UPDATE: 12/3/13

Bling is currently located near Tallahassee.  She and five other rescues were placed with 2nd Chance At Life – A Greyhound and Prison Inmate Partnership.  You can learn more about their program at ( She will be there learning valuable social skills for the next nine weeks.

Want to see exactly how it’s done?  Here’s the video:

Bling did great and is working on the next step towards finding her forever home!