Referral Services – Orthopaedics

Our surgical service is led by Damien Bush who has been taking orthopaedic referrals for over 20 years. He founded Downs Veterinary Referrals in 2003, and collaborates closely with our other surgeons and internal medicine colleagues to provide an efficient and adaptable service. Given our highly experienced nursing team, the comprehensive on-site diagnostic facilities, as well as the latest surgical equipment (including air tools and an extensive selection of implant systems) we are able to deal with a wide range of complex surgical problems:

Lameness Investigations

  • Radiology/ MR-scanning
  • Joint taps/ arthrography

Osteoarthritis management/ arthrodesis


Fracture/ Trauma Management

  • ASIF/Mini-ASIF/ SOP Bone-plating
  • Imex External Fixation

Developmental Abnormalities

  • Osteochondrosis/ Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Angular Limb Deformities – carpal valgus/ elbow dysplasia/ patella luxation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle (MRI assessment)

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Insufficiency

  •  Tibial Tuberosity Advancement – including mini wedges for patients <12kgs
  • Tibiofabella (lateral retinacular) suture
  • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Meniscal Injury – MRI assessment

    Fusion TTA wedge: mediolateral post op radiograph

Read about our other referral services or for more information or to arrange a referral please contact us on 0117 962 2828.