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Telephone number for referralsOrthopaedic and Spinal Surgery

The highly qualified Surgery referral team have considerable experience in all aspects of small animal surgery. They work closely with colleagues from Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging to efficiently manage cases.


The orthopaedic and spinal surgery team includes:


Sandra Corr BVMS CertSAS DipECVS PhD FHEA MRCVS, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Clinical Reader in Small Animal Surgery, University of Nottingham

Kinley Smith MA VetMB PhD CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Frances Bird BVSc CertSAS MRCVS Resident in Small Animal Surgery

Brigite de Lima Dantas DVM MSc MRCVS

orthopaedic surgery imageAccurate diagnosis and localisation of disease is provided by our excellent imaging facilities, including digital radiography, intraoperative radiography, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI. Post-operative rehabilitation is particularly important in orthopaedic and spinal patients and this is achieved with our on-site Hydrotherapy suite and qualified Hydrotherapist and Physiotherapist.   We also have highly qualified and experienced nursing staff and a dedicated veterinary surgeon and nurse out-of-hours team to closely monitor inpatients throughout the day and night.

Our Orthopaedic and Spinal services include:

Orthopaedic surgery imageLameness investigation


  • Digital radiography including intra-operative fluoroscopy
  • Myelography
  • CT, MRI

Fracture repair

  • Simple and complex
  • Range of implants including dynamic compression plates, locking plates, external skeletal fixation systems
  • Synthes equipment

Joint surgery

  • Arthrodesis
  • Cranial cruciate ligament (TTA, extracapsular suture)
  • Triple pelvic osteotomy
  • Arthrotomy
  • Elbow dysplasia (arthroscopic management)


  • Karl Storz video-endoscopy system
  • 2.4mm and 2.7mm arthroscopes

Growth deformity

  • Ostectomy
  • Corrective osteotomy

Spinal disease

  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Ventral slot
  • Dorsal Laminectomy
  • Wobbler syndrome management

Trauma management


  • Hydrotherapy pool and treadmill
  • Qualified hydrotherapist


  • Qualified physiotherapist

The team offer a free Radiograph Reporting Service. Please send your images by e-mail to (preferably in DICOM rather than JPEG format) or by post. Please also send relevant clinical notes and laboratory results and indicate. A Surgery advice service is available to referring vets on the same e-mail address or please phone 01332 548911 to speak to one of the team directly.

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