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Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery

Our team of veterinarians  are highly skilled, competent and are able to perform a vast range of procedures including orthopaedic surgery and soft tissue surgery.  Our surgical areas are completely sterile and are equipped with a variety of surgical equipment.  We use the safest, modern anaesthetics and standards of anaesthesia, very similar to an operating theatres  in a human hospital.

Most orthopaedic surgery commonly performed by our vets  is either the repair of a fracture, usually associated with a traumatic incident or the surgical correction of a joint problem such as a luxating patella or ruptured cruciate ligament.   Amputations are a last resort procedure, for pets left with no other choice due to severe illness or injury.

The most common reason for our pets to undergo soft tissue surgery (apart from de-sexing) is to remove a lump or growth.  The other reasons for undergoing surgery are investigating gastrointestinal complaints such as obstructions or perforations. Our vets also are called upon to do cystonomies (the removal of bladder stones). Emergency repairs of skin and muscle wounds (for instance in the case of a car accident or dog fight) and cyst and abscess drainage are also available.

As well as the above reasons for needing surgery on your pet, your pet may have a common issue with their eyes.  Our vets are able to offer Cherry eye repair (Prolapsed gland of the eyelid refers to a pink mass protruding from the animal’s eyelid; it is also called a “cherry eye.” Normally, the gland development is anchored by an attachment made up of fibrous material) and Entropion repair. (Entropion is an abnormality of the eyelids in which the eyelid “rolls” inward. Such inward rolling often causes the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub against the cornea – the outer part of the eyeball – resulting in pain, corneal ulcers, corneal erosion, or corneal scarring, which can interfere with vision).

Some of our vets have also undergone further training in areas of surgery to provide current modern techniques which will help to resolve your pet’s condition. Our team of veterinarians are also able to provide referral options for more complex cases.

We promise that in our hands your pet will be given the best possible care.