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Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a relatively minor surgical procedure performed to prevent a male dog from being able to impregnate a female dog.

The procedure involves removal of a portion of the ductus deferens, also known as the vas deferens, the tube which carries sperm from the testicle to the prostate and urethra.

While there are multiple medical and behavioral reasons for which we commonly recommend castration, some have advocated preserving the testicles for a variety of reasons, including beliefs that neutering increases the risks of other problems.

A vasectomy is a more minor procedure, performed through one or two 1 cm (1/2 inch) incisions. There is significantly less tissue dissection, swelling, and discomfort.

As a surgery specialist, I can offer advanced procedures to minimize anesthetic risk and maximize comfort.

I also offer/discuss other procedures that can help prevent future problems in your pet.

Please schedule an appointment with our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Jeff Christiansen at the clinic of your choice, to evaluate your pet and to discuss whether a vasectomy is right for you and your pet.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to e-mail Dr. Christiansen directly.

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Superior Veterinary Surgical Solutions


Island Animal Hospital (Merritt Island) - (321) 453-2430

Aloha Pet and Bird Hospital (Indian Harbour Beach) - (321) 777-6444

Maybeck Animal Hospital (West Melbourne) - (321) 723-5911

Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital - (321) 752-7600

Highlands Animal Hospital - (772) 388-1883

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  • "My Labradoodle, LuLu, needed knee surgery. Her health is my top priority, so I researched Veterinary Surgeons, and Dr. Christiansen was highly recommended to me. My experience with him has been wonderful, and Lulu loves him. His demeanor with her was so compassionate, you could really see how much he cares about animals.

    Lulu is fully recovered from her surgery, yet I still look to Dr. Christiansen as a source of advice and expertise regarding Lulu's well being."
    Debbie Arluck - Palm Bay, Florida