Less painful.

No one wants to see their loved ones in pain, including those with fur.

Less invasive.

The gold standard in human medicine. We use small cameras to allow for a small incision and precise operation.

Faster recovery.

Laparoscopic procedures help your pet get back to playing faster.

So blessed that our little Coco only had one small incision the size of her belly button! She acted like nothing happened and didn’t need her cone. For my next dog this is the only option I will consider.

Monika, Coco and family

All our surgeries are performed laparoscopically.

Laparoscopic operations help take away the fear and pain of traditional surgery.

Laparoscopic Spays

  • Laparoscopic spays are the least invasive way to spay your female dog.
  • Laparoscopic spays involve a single 10-12mm incision to allow entrance of a camera and electrocautery instrument.
  • With laparoscopy, the surgeon’s hands never enter your pet’s abdomen
  • A small camera and surgical instruments are used to remove the ovaries.


  • Gastric dilation volvulus (GDV) is a life threatening condition where a dog’s stomach flips, cutting off circulation.
  • We can reduce the risk of GDV by performing a gastropexy.
  • During the operation, the stomach is tacked to the stomach wall so it can’t flip.
  • Gastropexy can be done at the same time as a laparoscopic spay to reduce surgery time, pain for your pet, and cost for you.


  • Cryptorchidism is a condition in which one or both testicles do not descend into the scrotum.
  • Cryptorchidism is more commonly found in purebred dogs and some cats.
  • A common side-effect of the condition is life-threatening testicular cancer.
  • Laparoscopic cryptorchidectomy allows for a dramatically smaller incision compared to a convention surgery.

The LapSpay Process.

  1. Laparoscopy involves a very small incision. But it’s not just about the incision you see, there’s even more benefits inside.
  2. With laparoscopy, the ovarian pedicles are cauterized rather than sutured.
  3. Cauterization seals nerve endings to dramatically reduce pain, and is much more secure than a sutured knot, decreasing the risk of internal bleeding.

About Dr. Dan Katz

During Dr. Dan Katz’s training at the Ontario Veterinary College, laparoscopic surgery was gold standard, where he saw first hand the benefits for patient recovery.

Offering laparoscopic spays in Alberta has been a very rewarding journey since 2018, and he has been overwhelmed with positive feedback from pet owners in Calgary.

Dr. Katz is dedicated to getting patients back to the dog park or hiking as soon as possible following surgery.

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We were referred to Dr. Katz by our good friends for the less invasive (laparoscopic) spay technique. Millie’s spay recovery was almost immediate and we would highly recommend the procedure to anyone! Regardless of what we are bringing Millie in for, Dr. Katz has always provided us world class care.

Adam and Tash Zymirski

Does your furry family member need to be spayed? Need more information?

Book with us today, your pet will thank you.

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