Orthopaedic Surgery

We are committed to providing pets with the very best surgical care.

James Grierson our Head of Orthopaedic Surgery leads the team, with many of the clinicians certified by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation as Specialists in Small Animal Surgery. We are one of the few private referral centres in the UK approved to run an ECVS surgical training programme (or residency). Our residents are the equivalent of registrars in a human hospital, and they always work under the supervision of one of the Specialists.

See our orthopaedic surgeons in action.

We are happy to see all orthopaedic referrals, from the routine to the complex, including:

  • Musculoskeletal trauma in our fracture clinic (fractures/breaks, dislocations)
  • Cruciate disease cases (TPLO surgery)
  • Total hip replacement (cats and all sizes of dog)
  • Total elbow replacement (TATE)
  • Elbow medial compartment resurfacing (Arthrex CUE system)
  • Kyon PAUL osteotomy for elbow dysplasia
  • Arthroscopic ('key hole') investigation of joint disease e.g. elbow dysplasia
  • Patellar luxation surgery (dislocating knee cap)
  • Staging and management of osteosarcoma and other bone tumours
  • Advanced imaging (CT/MRI) of orthopaedic/spinal disease/trauma
  • Stem cell treatment of joint disease and other conditions
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment of joint disease and other conditions

“Extremely professional set up and team. Our lead was calm, informative, direct and proactive in resolving and diagnosing our pet’s symptoms. It became clear that her problems were not neurological, and I was anticipating being given an alternative appointment for the Orthopaedic team. To my relief they reviewed her case on the same day. I was contacted throughout day with updates on the progress of diagnosis and was given accurate estimates of costs of treatments being carried out during the day, which was very helpful. I cannot fault our experience. It was exceptional in every respect.”

-AMVS Client

Pricing Information

We offer fixed prices for our consultations and procedures.

CLICK here for our SPRING TPLO OFFER

Fixed-price packages for Fracture Repair Referrals:

  • Initial consultation
  • Pre-operation x-rays
  • General anaesthetic (GA)
  • Fracture repair including implants and drugs
  • Post-operative x-rays
  • Hospitalisation as required
  • 2 weeks analgesia (pain killers)
  • Physiotherapy on discharge
  • 6-8 week follow-up appointment
    including taking additional x-rays if required
Grade 1 - basic £3,500
Grade 2 - moderate £4,495
Grade 3 - complex £5,750

12-month Surgical Guarantee

  • TPLO
  • Patella Luxation (grade 1-3)
  • Elbow arthroscopy

•                     Consultation and assessment of any complication that is related to the procedure

•                     All additional diagnostics\investigations of problems directly related to the surgical procedure e.g. x-rays and joint taps

•                     Any revision surgery including implants, anaesthesia and hospitalisation

•                     Any internal lab tests required e.g. blood tests and swabs

•                     Dispensed (take-home) medications e.g. additional painkillers, antibiotics etc

•                     External lab fees such as samples that need to be sent away e.g. bacterial cultures or pathology samples

•                     Complications not directly related to the surgical procedure e.g. post-procedural vomiting, diarrhoea or any other medical problems associated with the anaesthetic, infections in patients with a history of skin or ear disease

•                     If your pet has a health condition that would compromise recovery from surgery e.g. diabetes, hypothyroidism - complications that could be related to this would not be covered

•                     We do not cover costs from investigations incurred with your primary care vet

•                     Ongoing lameness not related to a specific complication e.g. ongoing osteoarthritis

Post-operative instructions are followed strictly to minimise the risk of complications**

All problems must be reported to us within a 7-day period of their onset to be covered by the guarantee
The guarantee lasts for 12 months from the date of the original surgery

** We reserve the right to remove this guarantee if we do not deem post-operative instructions have been followed with due care and attention

Being a multidisciplinary centre we are particularly well set-up to manage orthopaedic trauma patients, who may have other life-threatening injuries and require the input of our medics/imagers/soft tissue surgeons as well as management of their orthopaedic injury/injuries.

It's important to have a great surgeon but it's equally important to have a great anaesthesia team and ours is led by specialist veterinary anaesthetists. Cutting edge anaesthetic techniques, drugs and equipment are used to make anaesthesia as safe as possible for our patients.

Browse the links below for further information regarding the Orthopaedic Service.

To help budget we offer fixed price fees for TPLO surgeries (for dogs with cruciate ligament ruptures) and for elbow dysplasia scans and surgery. Further details are available in the Cruciate and Elbow Dysplasia sections (links below).

Read real experiences and stories of pets in our care.

Information Sheets

Anderson Moores

Cruciate Disease

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Elbow Dysplasia & Arthroscopy

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Elbow Replacement

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Total Hip Replacement

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