Small animal orthopaedics in Torfaen, Gwent and Monmouthshire

Small animal patients of our orthopaedic pet surgical services in Torfaen, Gwent and Monmouthshire

Are you seeking orthopaedic pet surgical services in Torfaen, Gwent and Monmouthshire?

From Newport, Cardiff and Cwmbran to Pontypridd, Pontypool, Blackwood and Chepstow, we provide pet owners in Gwent, Torfaen, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Monmouthshire with specialised orthopaedic surgery and round-the-clock care in our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

We’re special because we do everything in-house, so there is no need for you and your pet to travel around for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. This means minimal stress and inconvenience and gives you the confidence that your pet is being made as comfortable as possible.

Our CT scanner enables us to de-mystify complex fracture configurations and gain a clear view of three-dimensional joint and soft tissue conditions, while our state-of-the-art operating theatre ensures all operations are carried out in an optimal environment.

We are specialists in a range of proven, respected procedures that will help get your pet back on his or her feet again. For joint and limb conditions, we offer arthrodesis, which can save a limb when ligaments or joints are irreparably damaged; and arthroscopy, a precise, ‘key-hole’ surgical approach using miniaturised instruments. This is employed to diagnose and to treat a range of joint and limb conditions with minimal risk to the patient.

We are also experts in treating cruciate ligament injuries, for which we employ two sophisticated techniques: tibial tubercle advancement, which is used for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament injuries; and TPLO, a type of surgery that stabilises the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament.

Some small animal patients of our orthopaedic pet surgical services in Newport, Cardiff and Cwmbran
Some small animal patients of our orthopaedic pet surgical services in Newport, Cardiff and Cwmbran

For fracture repair, we employ two sophisticated methods: the AO technique, which ranges from simple pin or pin and wire stabilisation to complex bone plate and screw repairs; and the Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS), a biological internal fixation system made 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 form of stable internal fixation for femoral fractures that facilitates early return of use of the injured limb.

For medium to large breed dogs suffering from loss of cartilage from the inner halves of the elbow joints, we employ the PAUL technique. Based on Advanced Locking Plate technologies, this surgical treatment is an effective way to manage elbow lameness.

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

Whether you live in Cardiff, Newport, Pontypool or Pontypridd, our hospital in Bradley Stoke is ideally placed for patients from South Wales. Please get in touch today to find out how we can help your pet live life to the full.