SPECIAL THANKS to Dr. David Robinson, MD, Deborah Robinson and Noelle
Dr. Robinson and Dr. Earley looking at the high detail monitor.
There is a family that we would like to gratefully acknowledge. This family has been extremely helpful to this practice in many ways through the years. They have especially been of great support and assistance in helping us to bring Minimally Invasive Surgery to Western North Carolina and their wonderful pet, Noelle is the first dog to have a Laparoscopic Spay in this area.
Our Dr. Thompson, Dr. Earley and Dr. Duncan attended advanced training in Laparoscopic Surgery because they recognized the advantages in safety, speed of recovery and reduced pain offered by this technology. The equipment is expensive and complex and some of it is not sold to veterinarians and the assistance of an MD is necessary to purchase the more advanced equipment.
David Robinson, MD, a human surgeon and his wife Deborah are wonderful animal lovers and they volunteered their expertise and services in “getting us started.” Obviously, it was an honor and a privilege to work with and beside a human surgeon for the first surgery at our facility. Our first Laparoscopic Surgery was performed on Noelle, the Robinson’s personal pet. Noelle really solidified our confidence that this surgery was ideal for pets when she awoke pain free, happy and was so much more active and playful than pets having traditional surgery.
The pictures in this blog show that first surgery with Dr. Robinson, Dr. Earley and Noelle. Again THANK YOU Robinson family for your help bringing this advancement to our patients.