The Orthopaedic Team sees pets that are lame, whether the lameness has been sudden in onset or has progressed to become a more long-standing problem.

We also treat cases of orthopaedic trauma resulting in fracture of bones; pets affected with osteoarthritis; and we are happy to evaluate any suspected musculoskeletal or joint problem.

As a referral service, staffed by recognised surgical specialists and service-dedicated veterinary nurses, we are able to provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic and management options for orthopaedic problems in dogs and cats. We have extensive experience in repairing all types of fracture, in treating developmental and acquired joint diseases, and in spinal surgery.

As part of a multi-disciplinary hospital, we work closely with our specialist anaesthetists to minimise the risks of anaesthesia, and to ensure patient comfort before, during, and after surgery.

Mix breed dog caught in the middle of a jump. Please note: there's a bit of motion blur on the front.

We recognise that no two cases are identical and approach every pet as an individual, working with the owners to agree on an appropriate diagnostic or treatment plan. When necessary, we also work in association with other specialist services to provide the best possible care for all referred pets.

We provide a full range of veterinary orthopaedic surgical services

Options for fracture management include:

  • Standard and locking bone plates and screws
  • Linear and circular external skeletal fixators
  • Intramedullary fixation
  • Fluoroscopically assisted stabilisation

Other procedures we commonly carry out include:

  • Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy using Synthes locking implants
  • Total hip replacement using BioMedtrix implants
  • Stabilisation of patella and hip luxations
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy
  • Investigation and treatment of hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Surgical neurological procedures

If you are a referring veterinary surgeon and would like to discuss or refer a case, please contact our team. We will aim to reply as soon as possible.

TPLO Fixed price package

We now offer a fixed price package for tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery, to give price certainty and peace of mind for pet owners.

The fixed price package includes:

  • a consultation with one of our orthopaedic clinicians
  • sedation and initial x-ray evaluation
  • general anaesthetic, surgery, implants and associated medication
  • hospitalisation as required for up to three days
  • discharge with any required medications for up to two weeks
  • routine follow-up appointment at eight weeks after surgery, including sedation and x-rays


The prices for this package are below, according to the weight of the pet, and are for a single knee:

Weight of pet Fixed Price TPLO Package
 ≤ 20 kg £4000
20.1 kg – 40 kg £4200
≥ 40.1kg £4700

These prices are correct from 13th March 2024 – 31st May 2024.

The fixed price package fee assumes an otherwise healthy pet with a routine cruciate ligament rupture. If there is co-existent disease, additional tests, investigations, or medications may be required and these will be subject to additional fees. Although major postoperative complications are unusual following TPLO surgery when performed by an experienced surgeon, any costs relating to managing postoperative complications are not included in our fixed price package.

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Orthopaedics Facilities

Meet the Orthopaedics Team

John Mosley


RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics), EBVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Joni Viitanen


Clinician in Small Animal Surgery - Residency Trained

Brigite de Lima Dantas


Clinician in Small Animal Surgery

Gemma Bruce


Orthopaedic Nurse