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Information about our orthopaedics service

Veterinary orthopaedics is concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system, or in basic terms, injuries to the bone.  Andrew Murdoch, Specialist In Small Animal Surgery, and Paul Aldridge, Referral Clinician in Small Animal Surgery, lead our orthopaedics referral service.

Clients have an initial 45-60 minute consultation with our orthopaedic referral clinician. During this time they will fully examine the patient and discuss with the pet owner any concerns they may have and any treatment or diagnosis from the referring practice.

Following the consultation, a diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed with the client, including the potential costs and outcomes.

Assuming this is agreed, the pet owner will be asked to leave their pet in our care for treatment or surgery.

Typical cases that are referred to our orthopaedics department include:

  • Fractures
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Arthritic dogs and cats

If you’d like to know more about our orthopaedics service contact our Manchester hospital.