Veterinary Laser Surgery


pet laser surgeryWestlake Animal Hospital is committed to implementing the latest in veterinary medicine in our clinic. We are proud to offer veterinary laser surgery to our clients. Using a laser during surgery is an advanced technique that has many benefits over traditional surgical methods. Our highly skilled veterinary team has proven success with this technique, and we are pleased with the added benefits to your pet.

Pet Laser Surgery in Austin, Texas

The use of lasers to perform surgical procedures has proven success in both dogs and cats. There are many advantages of laser surgery over traditional methods, including:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Minimal swelling
  • Faster recovery time
  • Fewer pain medications

Uses for Laser Surgery

We use laser surgery for many types of veterinary procedures, such as:

  • Airway and Elongated Soft Palate (roof of the mouth) surgeries—Brachiocephalic or short-nosed dog breeds (pugs, bulldogs, Pekingese, Boston terriers, and French bulldogs) are especially prone to airway diseases. In any dog, airway conditions can become life threatening when they impact a pet's ability to breathe. Surgery to open up the nostrils and trim the soft palate will allow patients to breath easy and prevent complications.
  • Declawing — Our philosophy is: Declawing of cats is a surgical procedure. We don't recommend this procedure for every cat. If other techniques to modify behavior have failed to prevent scratching, declawing is an option to keep the cat in the home. Studies have shown that use of a laser as a part of this procedure reduces pain and aids recovery. We are aggressive with our pain management with these surgeries to ensure the comfort of the cat during recovery.
  • Oral surgery
  • Lump and tumor removal

Westlake Animal Hospital offers the latest in surgical techniques for your pet. Our compassionate veterinary team continuously monitors your pet throughout the procedure. Our treatment protocols are based on the gold standard in veterinary care as outlined by the American Animal Hospital Association. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding the laser surgical procedures or techniques.

  • AAHA Accredited
  • Petly
  • AAFP
  • Cat Friendly Practice
What Our Clients Are Saying...

You’re the best! Why would I go anywhere else?! — Susan P.

Kind, courteous staff and vets who really care about your pet’s health and well being. — Shannon J.

Exceptional veterinarians, receptionists, and technicians. — Jack M.

I have depended on Westlake Animal Hospital to care for my pets for many years. Everything you have done for them has been a tremendous help in keeping them healthy and taking care of them when they have been sick. — Edie M.

The staff is amazing! My dog fell ill one hour before closing on the day before a holiday. They went above and beyond to stay late to see my dog. I cannot thank them enough for the care and piece of mind. — Julie S.

Dr. Marchman always treats me as if my dog is his ONLY patient, and I appreciate that. He listens to my concerns. Thank you. — Dana K.

As always, we appreciate the immediate response to our concerns. The available vet was kind, clear, and patient. — Steve M.

Always a pleasure. Max seemed to hate the vet before I started coming to Westlake Animal Hospital. Your staff is kind and courteous, and above all, great with Max! — Anonymous