Orthopaedics

Grove Referrals offers a well established orthopaedic referral service for veterinary practices within East Anglia. Our team of experienced surgeons all have advanced training and qualifications in small animal orthopaedics and spinal surgery. With the availability of dedicated surgical facilities/equipment, advanced imaging (MRI, CT) and a highly motivated nursing team we can provide the best possible standards of care for every patient that we treat.

Referred cases will be seen for an initial detailed consultation and subsequent discussion of further treatment. Following consultation animals will usually be admitted for treatment, although in some cases investigations or advanced imaging (MRI or CT) may be scheduled for admission at a future date. Animals requiring surgery are usually hospitalised for 24 hours or until the attending clinician is satisfied with their recovery.

We deal with a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions in both the dog and cat, but the most commonly encountered problems are those of lameness and trauma. Cranial cruciate ligament injury and hip dysplasia are the most common cause of hind limb lameness in the dog and developmental elbow disease is primarily the cause of forelimb lameness in young retrievers. Trauma patients such as those involved in road traffic collisions, often present with fractures and extensive soft tissue injuries. We are fortunate that we have the expertise and facilities that enable us to provide a level of care that allows optimal management of such cases.