Small animal orthopaedics in North Somerset

North Somerset small animals who have have benefited from our orthopaedic pet surgical services

Are you looking for orthopaedic pet surgical services in North Somerset?

From Portishead and Clevedon to the outskirts of Bristol, we provide pet owners in North Somerset with specialised orthopaedic surgery and round-the-clock care in our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Our in-house theatre and nursing facilities ensure your dog or cat will get the very best care, from diagnosis through to the operative procedure and post-operative recovery. Because everything is done in-house, we are able to provide a joined-up service with minimal stress for our patients and their owners.

We have our own CT scanner, which means you won’t have to take your pet to a different location for diagnosis. Using a CT scanner, complex fracture configurations can be de-mystified and challenging three-dimensional joint and soft tissue conditions can be more readily appreciated. We are then able to address these with a range of proven procedures.

These procedures include arthrodesis, which can save a limb when ligaments or joints are irreparably damaged; and arthroscopy, a ‘key-hole’ surgical approach using miniaturised instruments to diagnose and treat a range of joint and limb conditions with minimal risk to the patient.

We are experts in treating cruciate ligament injuries, using two sophisticated techniques: tibial tubercle advancement, a proven surgical procedure for treatment of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament injuries; and TPLO, a form of surgery which stabilises the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament.

Some small animal patients at our North Somerset hospital
Some small animal patients of our orthopaedic pet surgical services in North Somerset

We treat a wide variety of cases requiring fracture repair, employing various techniques to achieve this. These include the AO technique, which ranges from simple pin or pin and wire stabilisation to the most complex of bone plate and screw repairs; the Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS), a biological internal fixation system manufactured from the highest quality titanium alloy for bio-compatibility. We also offer external fixators – flexible management solutions for challenging fractures and trans-articular applications; and interlocking nails – a type of stable internal fixation for femoral fractures that facilitates early return of unencumbered use of the injured limb.

For medium to large breed dogs experiencing loss of cartilage from the inner halves of their elbow joints, we employ the PAUL technique. Based on Advanced Locking Plate technologies, this is a surgical treatment option for managing elbow lameness.

To facilitate treatment and accelerate wound healing, we also provide negative pressure wound therapy, which uses a sustained pulsing vacuum system to either ‘open’ fracture injuries or accelerate speeds of post-surgery wound healing and reduce rates of infection.

Our hospital in Bradley Stoke is ideally placed for patients from Portishead, Clevedon and all areas in North Somerset. Please get in touch today to find out how we can help your pet live life to the full.