Laparoscopy involves the use of a fibre optic telescope and camera to visualize various areas within our patients. We use laparoscopy to explore and perform surgical procedures and obtain biopsies within the abdominal cavity, as well as the bladder and to examine and obtain biopsies from within the nasal cavity. The most common minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedure performed at Kew Beach Veterinary Hospital is the Laparoscopic Spay. Dr Skinner has performed this procedure exclusively since August of 2008. This procedure is relatively new to veterinary medicine and is rapidly gaining popularity in the US. Laparoscopy is used in human medicine in virtually every instance where it can eliminate the need for open abdominal surgery and we are pleased to be among the first few clinics in Canada to offer the option of a laparoscopic spay to our clients.