Vet Orthopaedic Referrals-
Ewing Walker BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS
We provide a small animal orthopaedic referral service in Portadown & Richhill and receive small animal orthopaedic referrals from practices throughout Ireland, both North & South, including Belfast, Dublin, Castlederg, Omagh, Enniskillen, Fintona, Dundalk, Ballyclare, Bangor, Armagh, Donegal, Galway, Monaghan, Cavan, Cork & Banbridge and we invite you to make use of the service when you feel it may be helpful. Clients have found a cost saving to travel from Wales and the south of England for orthopaedic surgery on their pets.
Your client Loyalty
Our emphasis is on working with the referring vet ensuring early return of client & patient to their own practice post op. We guarantee to not perform other first opinion treatment on cases referred for surgery apart from treatments which are necessary to be given during the period of hospitalisation, and all cases are referred back to their own practice for further advice.
Quality of service
Cases for referral are treated as a priority and seen immediately. Please feel free to contact me anytime on 00447712187010 about any orthopaedic case or radiograph. We hope that you will find this locally available service convenient and of assistance. The following pages give an idea of the procedures and services provided.
As always it is ideal when a client's pet is insured but many are not. We offer an affordable orthopaedic referral service without sacrifice of quality.
Out of city, central NI location and convenience to M1 motorway makes for a shorter and easier journey for your client and their pet which may have multiple trauma.
Range of Orthopaedic Procedures:
The full range of specialist orthopaedic equipment has been purchased to permit varied Fracture repair techniques, Arthroscopy, Joint surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Spinal surgery and Corrective Osteotomy surgery for Angular Limb Deformities to be undertaken. We utilise orthopaedic equipment produced by the world leading specialist orthopaedic equipment manufacturers such as Stryker, Hall /3M, Synthes, Kyon, Imex, Arthrex, Valleylab, Arthrocare, which far exceed standard veterinary equipment.
External fixators- Imex linear and circular llizarov type fixators (CESF),
AO/ASIF plating and salter/harris growth plate separations.
Head & jaw fractures, pelvic and limb fractures
Joint Surgery & Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy, Osteochrondrosis / OCD
Elbow dysplasia: Fragmented coronoid process (FCP) / medial coronoid disease- Fragment removal & Subtotal Coronoid Ostectomy (SCO), Ununited anconeal process (UAP), cartilage disease OCD of the medial humeral condyle,
Shoulder OCD/ Shoulder Instability/ injury to medial glenohumeral collateral ligament / Bicipital tenodyovitis
Traditional lateral fabellar suture (LFS) technique method, tibial plateau levelling osteotomy TPLO, triple tibial osteotomy TTO. Surgery for meniscal injury
Medial patellar luxation, hip, elbow, hock dislocations with associated Ligament injuries. Arthrodesis.
Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO ) to treat Hip Dysplasia and Juvenile Pubic Symphysidesis (JPS) to prevent hip dysplasia. Femoral head & neck excision (FHO). Total Hip Replacement (THR) by Zurich cementless prosthesis.
Spinal contrast myelogram radiographs to locate site of spinal compression.
Spinal Surgery for Disc prolapse (“slipped disc”)- Ventral slot; hemi laminectomy; and Caudal cervical spondylopathy CCSM ("wobblers") by distraction fusion method.
Lumbosacral disease. Atlanto axial subluxation in toy breeds
Lameness investigations/ case workups.
Variety of post graduate orthopaedic courses attended over the years:
Fracture repair AO/ASIF plating, Glasgow University
Fracture repair- External fixators, Glasgow University
Joint fractures & Joint disease, Liverpool University
Joint surgery- hips & stifles, Glasgow University
Joint surgery- elbows, hocks & carpus, Glasgow University
Spinal surgery- disc disease, Liverpool University
Practical small animal orthopaedics, Dr Hamish Denny
Spinal surgery, Dr Hamish Denny, RCVS Specialist in orthopaedic surgery
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery, Liverpool University
Orthopaedic skills course, Dublin University, Ireland
Advanced Spinal surgery, Prof John Innes, RCVS Specialist Surgery(orthopaedics), Liverpool University
Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy with locking plate fixation (TPLO), RVC London University
Arthroscopy of elbow and shoulder joints- Prof John Innes, Liverpool University
Advanced small animal Arthroscopy- Dr Brian Beale & Prof Donald Hulse, Texas, USA
Total Hip Replacement Zurich Cementless, S Tepic, Aldo Vezzoni, University of Munich, Germany
Member of British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association (BVOA) since 1996.
Member of European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ESVOT)
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate holder in Small Animal Surgery
Please feel free to contact me anytime on 00447712187010 about any orthopaedic case or radiograph. We hope that you will find this locally available service convenient and of assistance. The following pages give an idea of the procedures and services provided.
Ewing Walker BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS
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