Pip is off the market.
Much thanks to Dr. Giorgos for a job well done.
My only concern now is that I mentioned this procedure in conjunction with a post on an expat forum where I received the reference for the vet. I've already had one person comment about the morality of the procedure, and I'm a little worried that I may end up causing some loss of business for the practice if there are others who are strictly opposed to what essentially amounts to a late term abortion, who already go to him or who would have otherwise. Hope not.