Orthopaedic & Soft Tissue

Orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery

Our orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery is headed by Bruce Nevill BVSc, MMedVet, MRCVS supported by trained, experienced and compassionate veterinary nurses. Highland Vet Referrals offers a broad range of surgeries utilising dedicated orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery theatres.

CT is often used for superior imaging in orthopaedic conditions but can also be very useful in the diagnosis of soft tissue conditions involving the lungs, abdomen and urinary tract. We have access to a CT system that is able to rapidly scan large areas of the body to produce very high quality images. 

These are not exhaustive lists, please feel free to contact us to discuss any specific cases.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgeries that we perform regularly include:

  • Fractures - Simple and complex fractures
  • Cruciate ligament rupture – we offer a variety of surgical repairs with an emphasis on TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement) and cranial closing wedge techniques depending on the size and anatomy of the patient
  • Patellar luxation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip luxation
  • Arthrodesis - eg partial and pantarsal arthrodesis.  Pancarpal arthrodesis

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue conditions that we regularly treat surgically include:

  • Complicated wound repair including skin grafts and skin flaps 
  • Complicated tumour excision
  • Anal gland excision
  • Total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy
  • Urogenital surgery
  • Perineal, diaphragmatic and inguinal hernias
  • Laparoscopic ovariectomies, organ biopsy and retained orchidectomy