Pet Owners


The Orthopaedics service undertakes diagnosis and treatment of injury or disease of the musculoskeletal system i.e. the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons of the body.


If your veterinary surgeon refers you to our Orthopaedics Service, you can rely on the veterinary expertise, sophisticated facilities and first class nursing at DWR to ensure that your pet receives the best possible level of care.

We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Cats and dogs are referred to us for a wide range of conditions including hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament disease, osteoarthritis, limb deformities and to our fracture clinic.

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons repair an extensive variety of injuries and disorders and we have a wealth of clinical expertise and experience. The treatments available range from minimally invasive arthroscopic and fluoroscopic guided (key hole) procedures to total hip replacement.

DWR is a multi-disciplinary centre and our service benefits greatly from an integrated approach to cases involving Specialists from related disciplines as appropriate. We are also supported by our in-house Physiotherapy Team whose land and water-based therapies can enhance the rehabilitation of our patients.

Orthopaedics is a field which is developing rapidly. In recent years state of the art techniques, such as joint replacement, have become routine procedures undertaken regularly by our team. We are constantly investigating new approaches and seeking optimum therapies for our patients.

Please visit our Additional Information page for more details. Also, please remember that your consultant will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

''Brilliant and exceptional level of caring and concern for my pet provided by the vet, especially with unexpected complications, on top of his brilliant orthopaedic skills.”''

DWR client.

''The appointments were quick. I received detailed briefings from the vets involved. The investigations were very thorough, and state of the art and the surgery was expertly done. My dog was treated with kindness by everyone and is happy to be there when he goes back."

DWR client.


"My dog had surgery for a luxating patella and the service we and he received was always very professional.  He is probably going to have to come back for more surgery so we will be back again soon. Surprisingly Dougal is still excited about coming in as he gets lots of fuss.''

DWR client.