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Latest in Veterinary Care Available in Wendell

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WENDELL — Sometimes people move from urban areas out to small towns like Wendell,knowing they will be inconvenienced in some ways in return for a quieterlife. But when it comes to their pets, people in Wendell are fortunate tohave the latest in veterinary care just around the corner.

Dr. Bill Burroughs takes care of the routine vaccinations. Surgery is alsopart of Burrough's routine.

A new part of the routine is a surgical laser, replacing scalpels. Burroughs is the first and to his knowledge, the only veterinarian in the state touse the laser in private practice.

"What this is doing is it's going to vaporize, it's going to vaporizethat cell," said Burroughs

The CO-2 laser cuts 0.2 to 0.3 centimeters deep every time. It alsocontrols bleeding while it cuts. The incisions heal faster and with lesspain for the animal.

Burroughs said the new technology makes surgery better.

New anesthetics along with the laser turns an overnight stay into same daysurgery. At the end of the day, Jasper, a dog in for surgery, was readyfor his master and home.

Diane Garrett, Jasper's owner, said she thinks the new method is wonderful.

In Wendell, pet owners also have a veterinarian who uses acupuncture fortreating animals.

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