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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Here at RVC we see a wide range of patients with orthopaedic (bone and joint) diseases... from a 700 gram Chihuahua to a 70kg great Dane! Bone and joint disease, whether it is arthritis, a fracture, a ligament injury or something less common has the potential to cause our pets a really significant degree of pain and reduction in quality of life.... so treating these problems can be really rewarding.

All our experienced companion animal vets are very capable at recognising and managing orthopaedic problems, but we are also able to offer a level of care and investigation in this area above that of most general practices under the care of our consultant surgeon.

Rebecca Weight holds postgraduate (masters-level) qualifications in small animal surgery from the UK and Australia, and has 13 years experience working in the field, performing multiple orthopaedic operations every week. Rebecca is passionate about providing high-level care in this area, and restoring pain-free function to her patients and so is happy to receive patients from other clinics as well as within the RVC team.

Our surgeon's particular skills, alongside our extensive specialised equipment, highly skilled nursing team, inhouse physiotherapist and our purpose built facility with dedicated orthopaedic theatre enable us to successfully manage the majority of orthopaedic complaints including cruciate disease, fractures, joint fusions (arthrodesis), surgical management of dislocations and many more.

Please feel free to contact Rebecca directly at the clinic if we can help with any orthopaedic problem.

 

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