Keyhole surgery, or laparoscopic surgery, is a minimally invasive technique which involves inserting a camera into the abdomen to visualise the surgery without the need for large wounds. Keyhole surgery is routinely used in human medicine resulting in less bleeding and pain, a shorter recovery time and less scarring. Ashlands has now invested in the equipment and training in order to offer this procedure to dogs. Routine bitch spays have been shown to be 65% less painful following surgery than when using the normal method.

Ashlands are one of only a few Practices in Yorkshire able to offer this service.