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Companion Pet Clinic

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2343 Gettle St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Phone: 541-882-7674
Fax: 541-882-7691

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Veterinary Laser Surgery in Klamath Falls

In pet surgery, a laser can be used to take the place of a traditional, stainless steel scalpel. In the hands of our veterinarian in Klamath Falls, the Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation (LASER) device uses a certain wavelength of light energy to “cut” tissues during a surgical procedure. The laser essentially vaporizes water in the skin and soft tissues, creating an incision as the surgeon guides the instrument over the targeted areas. The veterinary surgeon expertly controls the amount of laser absorption, so that only the intended area is cut, and nearby tissues are not touched, during pet laser surgery.

Beagle puppy licking the veterinarians face after surgery.

Pet Laser Surgery: Procedures Performed with the Laser

The laser can be used in many types of soft-tissue surgery (in pets or humans). Our veterinarian in Klamath Falls may use a laser for routine surgeries or more advanced procedures, including: 

  • Spaying or neutering your pet (ovariohysterectomy and castration).
  • Removal of skin tumors and other dermatological procedures.
  • Eyelid surgery such as correcting ectropion eyelids (turned outward) or entropion lids (turned inward).
  • Mouth or throat surgery.
  • Biopsies.
  • And more.

Laser Surgery Benefits for Pets

Advantages of pet laser surgery in Klamath Falls, over procedures performed with a conventional scalpel, include:

  • Causes less post-op pain: Post-surgery pain is less with lasers because the laser effectively seals off nerve endings while cutting, interrupting pain signals to the brain.
  • Allows the option of local anesthesia in some procedures: In minor and relatively quick surgeries, such as skin tumor excision (removal), less potential pain means local anesthesia is sufficient.
  • Reduces bleeding: As the laser cuts and superheats skin/soft tissues, they are cauterized (sealed), causing hemostasis (bleeding stoppage/cessation). Reducing blood loss during surgery decreases the overall risk.
  • Provides greater precision: The laser can produce a fine beam to remove a millimeter of tissue at a time, if necessary.
  • Allows the surgeon to see better: With less bleeding, our surgeon can perform surgery quicker and with less obstruction.
  • Decreases the risk of infection: Vaporizing bodily tissues, as the laser does, eliminates bacteria in the surgical path.
  • Causes less swelling: This enhances patient comfort and contributes to quicker recovery.
  • Less recovery time: Recovery after laser surgery is often quicker than with traditional procedures. 

About Laser Therapy (It's Distinct from Laser Surgery)

We also offer laser therapy, a non-surgical use of a specific laser wavelength, designed to relieve pain and inflammation and to speed healing. Laser therapy can improve healing of wounds, bone fractures, skin problems (dermatology), arthritis and neurological conditions. 

Get Pet Laser Surgery at our Local Klamath Falls Veterinarian

If your pet needs surgery, a laser procedure may be an option. Laser surgery is not preferred in every case, on every procedure, with every animal. Find out the best treatment methods for your pet by scheduling an exam with one our Klamath Falls veterinarians. Our team, at Companion Pet Clinic in Klamath Falls, can diagnose your pet and discuss surgical options, if necessary, to restore your pet's health. Contact us at 541-882-7674 for an exam today.

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The majority of our our surgeries are now performed with a Co2 Laser at no additional charge.

Click here to learn more about surgical lasers. 

We offer Free Rechecks within the first 30 days of you visit.

We want to check and see how your pet is doing after any procedure they have at our clinic.  Your pet's continued good health is our number 1 priority.

Did you know we now accept appointments for those clients that are on a tighter schedule? 

Walk-in clients are always welcome.

Due to the nature of walk-in clinics, there can be extensive wait times. We will do everything possible to minimize your wait time and apologize in advance if your wait time is too long.  Clients with an appointment will be seen as close to their appointment time as possible. Walk-in clients will continue to be seen in the order they arrive

California CIV Outbreak Leads to Vaccination Recommendation for Oregon At-Risk Dogs

There is a current outbreak of the H3N2 strain of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in Silicon Valley that stretches from the San Jose area to San Francisco.
At this time there have been 97 confirmed cases of H3N2 CIV by Idexx and Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, and an increasing number of suspected cases. According to one veterinarian with United Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Campbell, Calif., they have seen about 70 dogs with symptoms and/or exposure to the flu.

It is believed that the virus originated in boarding kennels and dog day care centers in the South Bay. Because of the serious concerns with CIV spreading, many canine facilities have temporarily closed. Many boarding and grooming businesses now require a current CIV vaccine.


Vaccination of At-Risk Patients Recommended

Because of the geographical proximity between California and Oregon, there is a risk that CIV may be brought into our state. There also is additional concern with the ongoing importation of dogs from the Bay Area to shelters and rescue groups that may introduce H3N2 CIV to Oregon. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, the Portland Veterinary Medical Association, and the Public Health Veterinarian, Dr. Emilio DeBess, recommend proactive vaccination of at-risk dogs for CIV to protect these patients and prevent a possible outbreak in our communities.

Dogs in close contact with infected dogs in places such as kennels, groomers, day care facilities, shelters and rescues are at increased risk of infection. In general dogs should be vaccinated with a 2-dose series of bivalent vaccine, 2-4 weeks apart. Full immunity does not occur until 7-10 days after the second immunization in the initial series and is effective for 12 months. Boosters should then be given annually. Vaccination may not all together prevent an infection, but it may reduce the severity and duration of clinical illness. 


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This is by far the best pet clinic in Klamath Falls. We have always been treated with respect and our pets have been well cared for. If you are looking for a good vet you found it.

Charles Patton

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