The Vet Lounge are very proud to have Dr Andres Townsend, a highly experienced surgeon as part of our team.
Having such a skilled surgical veterinarian like Andres on our team means we can offer a range of advanced surgical procedures in-house rather than having to refer you on elsewhere.
Dr Andres graduated with Honours in 2011, and in 2021, he went on to obtain a Membership in Small Animal Surgery. A Membership is an official recognition of a veterinarian’s knowledge and experience in a designated field of veterinary science – for Andres, this field is surgery.
Offering advanced surgical procedures that not every vet clinic offers…
Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as fracture repairs, cranial cruciate ligament repairs as well as patella luxation surgery, just to name a few.
Keyhole Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery is also known as keyhole surgery, endoscopic surgery or video surgery. It involves creating “ports” (which tend to be around 5mm), to introduce a camera and to fit other instruments like graspers and electrocautery. This approach can be achieved with one single port, but most commonly with 2 or 3 ports.
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) is a condition that affects animal breeds with a shortened face and nose. Breathing difficulties caused by this condition significantly compromise the welfare of the animal and require corrective surgery.