Advanced surgery

Beyond our other areas of surgical expertise, we also offer more complex surgical treatments. These include

  • TTO
  • TTA
  • Brachycephalic surgery
  • Abdominal cavity surgery
  • Total ear canal ablation
  • Zepps
  • Fracture repair
  • Gastropexy
  • Luxating patella surgery

Cruciate surgeries

The cranial cruciate ligament is found in the knee. This ligament prevents abnormal forward and backward movement in the knee joint. When this ligament is torn it causes pain and discomfort and leads to arthritic problems later on. We offer numerous surgical treatment options

Triple Tibial Osteotomy (TTO)

This is where three separate cuts are made in the tibia (shin bone) and a small triangular piece of bone is removed. This allows for the angle of the joint to be changed in such a manner that a functioning cruciate ligament is required. A bone plate and screws are placed to allow for accurate healing. Once healed the bone will be able to carry the full functioning weight of your animal and they will be able to have a fun filled time at the park without the risk of damaging the implants or themselves.

Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)

This is where a single cut is made in the tibia (shin bone) and a small metal implant is use to move the patella ligament forward to a position where there is no need for a cruciate ligament. This allows the patella ligament to not only pull upwards but also backwards which aids joint stabilisation when your animal is walking or running around.

Heart surgery

We recently performed a heart surgery on a young puppy that was born with a developmental condition called a PDA (Patent ductus arteriosus). This is a condition where a blood vessel connecting two major blood vessels of the heart during development as a foetus doesn’t close off after birth. This means that blood from the left side of the heart mixed with blood from the right. This leads to early onset heart failure if not surgically corrected at a young age. Our young patient made a full recovery and is catching up fast with his brothers and sisters and is full of life.