Project Description

Orthopaedics & Spinal Surgery Referrals

We offer a highly equipped dedicated orthopaedic theatre working to AO protocols.

Pre-emptive polymodal analgesic and intensive care regimes – Epidurals – Patches – Infusions – Ventilators – Intensive care recovery suite.

We provide a comprehensive, quality orthopaedics and spinal surgery service.

Orthopaedics and spinal surgery referrals to Dr Simon Thompson at Charter Veterinary Hospital

Cruciate surgery:


  • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) in most patient sizes above 13 kg. We use Arthrex or Synthes locking plate systems
  • Closing Wedge Osteotomy for smaller breed dogs. We use locking plate systems
  • Arthrex Tight Rope – Isometric Stabilisation an option for dogs & cats, can also be utilised within our Arthrex TPLO system for very unstable stifles
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) using titanium cage and forkless plate – for some cases.
  • Lateral D’Angelis sutures nylon implant available for small dogs or where costs prohibit other procedures
  • Arthroscopic Meniscal Assessment & Management

Articular fracture management:

 Osteochondrosis (OCD) management:

Medial compartment disease:

Carpal and tarsal arthrodesis:

Pelvic fractures, hip luxation and sacroiliac luxation:

Need to arrange a referral?

Call us on 01271 371115 or email with your client contact details, patient details, a prioritised summary of the history, and any supportive imaging, lab work and full clinical notes file. For imaging, original sized jpeg exports are still helpful but dicoms are even better, which can be shared via Dropbox to the above email address.