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Our qualified and experienced team of surgeons work closely with you and your regular veterinarian to ensure that your pet is receiving the best care possible. Combined with our specialist anaesthetists, advanced monitoring equipment, diagnostic tools and nursing team, your pet will be in the best of hands. Referred patients are seen by appointment only, if you’d like a referral for a medical or surgical consultation, please contact your regular veterinarian.

Outlined below is a comprehensive list of the surgical procedures that we undertake. Referring veterinarians are welcome to email radiographic images prior to a referral appointment for further feedback. Our team are happy to provide second opinions on surgical cases – even if no further procedures are needed. After your pet’s surgery, we will liaise with your regular vet to discuss your pet’s health, treatment plan and post-surgical care.

Soft Tissue Surgical Conditions

  • Upper and lower airway disease including brachycephalic airway disease, laryngeal paralysis, collapsing trachea and lung lobectomy
  • Cardiac and vascular abnormalities including subtotal pericardectomy, patent ductus arteriosus, vascular ring anomalies and cardiac neoplasia
  • Liver and biliary surgery including extrahepatic shunts, liver lobectomy, cholecystectomy and biliary diversion procedures
  • Gastrointestinal surgery including prophylactic gastropexy, colectomy, and intestinal biopsy
  • Complex wound management including skin flaps and grafts
  • Perineal, umbilical and diaphragmatic hernias
  • Congenital and developmental abnormalities including soft and hard palate defects
  • Sialocele excision
  • Urinary surgery including nephrectomy, cystotomy, management of ectopic ureters and colposuspension for urinary incontinence, urethrostomy and urethrotomy
  • Congenital surgery including hypospadias, episioplasty, conditions of the prepuce
  • Thoracic surgery including ligation of the thoracic duct, PDA and PRAA

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Corrective osteotomy for management of cranial cruciate rupture (TTO)
  • Lateral fabellar suture for cranial cruciate disease
  • Management of developmental joint disease including osteochondrosis, disease of the medial aspect of the coronoid process, ununited anconeal process
  • Management of chronic osteoarthritis including joint arthrodesis
  • Fracture repair including locking plate technology
  • Management of non-union and malunion fractures
  • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis, double and triple pelvic osteotomy, coxofemoral denervation, femoral head and neck excision and total hip replacement for management of hip dysplasia
  • Angular limb deformity correction
  • Luxations including coxofemoral, elbow, hock and shoulder

Neurological Surgery

  • Radiography and myelography for investigation of spinal cord disease
  • Hemilaminectomy for thoracolumbar intervertebral disc disease
  • Dorsal laminectomy and stabilization for lumbosacral disease
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy
  • Ventral slot and cervical stabilisation
  • Spinal fracture stabilisation

Oncological Surgery

  • Staging of neoplastic disease in consultation with the medicine service, including contrast enhanced CT examination for neoplasia
  • Management of long-bone tumours including forequarter amputation, hemipelvectomy and limb sparing procedures
  • Mandibulectomy and maxillectomy
  • Management of skin and muscle neoplasia
  • Endocrine disease, including thyroidectomy, adrenalectomy and partial pancreatectomy
  • Revision of incompletely excised tumours

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