Many of you might not know about us. We have been accepting referrals from some Auckland vets for a number of years. Most of these cases have been offered referral to a registered specialist. However, their owners often simply cannot afford specialist fees. We can offer these clients a lower cost alternative. We make sure that all clients are aware that we are not registered specialists. Prior to any surgery we offer clients the option of electing referral to a specialist. Eckhard Stalmann completed a surgical internship at VSG.


Orthopaedic procedures

  • TTO (Triple tibial osteotomy) for cranial cruciate rupture. We have performed almost 500 in the last 5 years.
  • TTA (Tibial tuberosity advancement). We can perform this procedure in most size patients but advice against opting for TTO in larger patients.
  • Extracapsular cruciate repair for small dogs (we are starting to do TTA’s and TTO’s on smaller patients with excellent results)
  • OCD surgery of the shoulder, elbow, stifle and tarsus
  • Patellar luxation
  • Elbow arthrotomy for medial compartment syndrome with BURP (Biceps Ulnar Tendon Release Procedure)
  • Biceps tendon release for chronic pain associated with biciptal tenosynovitis
  • Fracture repair (pinning, plating, external fixation etc.)
  • Pelvic fracture repair – despite everything you believe about cage rest, these patients simply do much better when the pelvis is stabilised
  • Sacro-iliac fracture luxation repair
  • Carpal  and Tarsal arthrodesis
  • Femoral head and neck excision
  • Corrective osteotomies for valgus or varus deformity
  • Maxillectomy and mandibulectomy for oral cancer


  • Myelography for undiagnosed spinal pain
  • Thoroacolumbar hemilaminectomy for disk prolapse
  • Atlantoaxial instability stabilisation
  • Ventral slot decompressions for cervical disk disease

Soft tissue procedures

  • Total ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy
  • Intrathoracic  esophageal foreign body removal
  • Laryngeal arytenoid lateralisation
  • Feline perineal urethrostomy
  • Canine scrotal urethrostomy for urethral stones
  • Perineal hernia repair
  • Pyloroplasty for hypertrophic pylorus (pyloric stenosis)
  • Tumour removal
  • Intravenous Pyelography and ectopic ureter repair
  • General soft tissue surgery – bladder, kidney, bowel etc
  • Thoracotomy – lung lobe resection, pericardectomy etc
  • Frontal sinus trephining with clotrimazole treatment for nasal Aspergillosis

Please call us if you’d like more information. We have plenty of references available for you or your clients.