Specialised surgery and rehabilitation services for dogs and cats

We provide 24 hour surgical support and care for all patients.

Surgical treatments provided

  • Lameness and neurological evaluations
  • Orthopeadic surgery (including but not limitied to TPLO and MPL)
  • Feline orthopeadic surgery
  • Total hip replacement
  • Joint surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Emergency trauma surgery
  • Correction of congenital problems
  • Treatment for heart defects
  • Thoracic surgery (including minimally-invasive thoracoscopy)
  • Airway surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Laparoscopy (including laparoscopic speys and gastropexies)
  • Reproductive consults and surgery (including caesarian)

Small animal surgery

Our team specialises in surgically treating injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including all types of soft tissue surgery for dogs and cats. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for pets and their owners by alleviating pain, restoring function and stability, and improving range of motion.

We offer comprehensive orthopaedic and soft tissue evaluations, diagnostics, and treatment options. Additionally, we provide preventive care for joint and muscle diseases and improve overall function through regular screenings, including state-of-the-art gait analysis for lameness.

Our Specialist Anaesthetists collaborate closely with the surgery team to ensure safe procedures and effective pain management. We also offer additional integrated services in internal medicine, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency, and critical care.

Small animal rehabilitation and physical therapy

UVTHS offers consultations and the development of therapeutic plans by a board-certified sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr Wendy Baltzer (American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation).

We also offer a wide range of therapeutic modalities for the management of many conditions including arthritis, neurological injuries, tendon and ligament injuries, sports and working dog conditioning and geriatric patient conditioning. Our service can provide hospitalised patient support or outpatient/day stay patient treatments.