What is orthopaedics?

Lameness is a common problem in dogs and cats and can affect the patients quality of life due to pain and decreased mobility. While many cases can be diagnosed and effectively treated by general practitioners, some cases require the input of a specialist in orthopaedic surgery.

Our specialists can assist with the interpretation of previously performed tests such as radiographs (X-rays), and ensure that the correct diagnosis is reached. We can talk you through the options for treatment, with regards to surgery and conservative medical management. While we cannot perform surgery ourselves on your pet, our specialists have in-depth knowledge of the surgery that your pet might require (having performed these often complex surgeries themselves) and can help you decide if surgery is the right option for you and your pet. Not all orthopaedic problems require surgery and many can be effectively managed long-term with the correct medication and exercise modulation plan.

Our specialists can take the time to discuss the potential options for medication and ensure that your pet has the most comfortable life possible. Some conditions which our specialists can help with include;

  • Lameness investigation
  • Osteoarthritis / degenerative joint disease
  • Cruciate ligament disease
  • Patellar laxation
  • Elbow/Hip dysplasia
  • Bone and joint tumours

Our specialists

What we do

We provide a service that allows pet owners to consult with veterinary specialists by telephone or video consultation.

We offer independent, specialist advice from the comfort of your own home and without the commitment of further tests, treatment or significant costs. During the consultation with one of our specialists, we can discuss all aspects of the pet’s condition, including options and recommendations for further investigation, the diagnosis (or potential diagnoses), potential treatment options and the likely prognosis.

How it works

It’s easy to get a specialist opinion on your pet’s condition

Online form

Request a consultation by filling out our online request form.

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Set appointment

We will contact you with an appointment date and time.

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Review documents

We collect and review all of your pet’s previous history and test results in advance of your consultation.

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Phone call or video

Your video or telephone consult takes place.

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You and your local vet receive a written summary of what was discussed during your consultation.

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