Veterinary orthopaedic specialists

When it comes to a full and active life, mobility plays an essential part in any animal’s wellbeing. We want to try and ensure that every pet is able to live life to the fullest, free from pain or discomfort for as long as they’re around.

Our specialist orthopaedics department is committed to providing the very best care for small animals. Made up of some of the most experienced surgeons in the field, our team can treat conditions ranging from hip replacements to growth deformities and spinal problems.

Quick diagnosis. Effective treatment.

Thanks to our highly advanced imaging services right here on-site, we’re able to provide a fast and accurate diagnosis for even the most complex of cases.

With X-ray, MRI and CT scanning capabilities and same-day analysis, we can fast-track our way to the most effective treatment option – so we can get to work straight away on our route to the best possible outcome.

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Hip dysplasia

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Hip dysplasia can often be treated via non-surgical means. This might include controlling your pet’s exercise, putting them on a diet if they’re overweight, or prescribing anti-inflammatory painkillers.

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Cruciate ligament disease

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In 90% of cases, dogs will swiftly return to full levels of activity following successful TPLO or TTA surgery, including dogs in performance roles such as military and sniffer dogs.

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Patella luxation

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The outlook for luxating patella surgery is generally very good, with 90% of dogs recovering from lameness and regaining
full movement.

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Total hip replacement

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A total hip replacement or THR in cats and dogs is a surgical procedure that involves removing the ball and socket of the hip joint and replacing it with an artificial version.

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Myositis, also called inflammatory myopathy, refers to a group of diseases that cause inflammation of the muscle.

The right kind of care when you need it most

Surgery can seem like a very daunting experience, especially when it concerns someone you care
about – after all, pets are part of the family.

We’re here to reassure you every step of the way, making sure both you and your pet are looked after to the best of our ability.

We keep you involved at every stage of your pet’s treatment. You’ll always have a say in what happens, and together we’ll come up with the right course of action for your circumstances.

Make a referral

If you’re a veterinary professional looking to make an orthopaedic referral, please fill in our online form. If you’re a pet owner and want to talk about our process and what you can expect, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

How other owners feel about us

We would like to thank Don and the rest of the Dogwood team for everything they have done for Casper. He is making an excellent recovery after his spinal surgery and is certainly getting back to his normal self again. Thank you!

Judith Storey and her 1 year old Shih Tzu Casper

I couldn’t be happier with the treatment Luna received from Don and the team. She had excellent care during her few days there and I think she enjoyed all the fuss – and now she’s home we can’t keep her still!

Marissa Lowe and her 2 year old cat Luna

Why choose Dogwood

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Years of experience in the field

A brilliant team of veterinary specialists and nurses.

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Incredible state-of-the-art facilities

Combined with a different calibre of care.

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Truly exceptional standard of care

We’re committed to going beyond the norm.

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Real humans, giving genuine advice

It’s what we promise with every visit.

Our veterinary orthopaedic services

Depending on the type and severity of your pet’s condition, we’ll be able to recommend the best kind of treatment. We’re fully equipped to treat a number of orthopaedic conditions, including but not limited to: