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Animal Emergency

Our animal emergency hospital is open 24h per day, 365 days per year, and is staffed by experienced emergency vets and nurses caring for your pet.

Internal Medicine

Our Internal medicine service deals with heart problems, cancer, gastrointestinal disease, neurology and a range of other illnesses.

Animal Surgery

We offer the latest techniques in chest & abdominal surgery, cancer surgery, wound reconstruction, spinal imaging & surgery and advanced orthopaedics.


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No-one ever wants to have their pet's leg permanently removed. Sometimes this is the best option when there has been massive injury or bone cancer. Most pet owners resist the concept but are evenually happy with their decision once time passes. Most dogs and cats cope well on three legs and live pain-free happy lives. Remember animals cannot count. They simply want to be around their owners and not in pain. Euthanasia is always an option but you are well-advised to think about saving your pet's life rather than ending it by being afraid of having a pet amputee. Typically we remove the entire limb surgically rather than leave a stump that moves and is unsightly. The most common reason for having to perform an amputation is to control pain and treat a dog with a bone cancer (osteosarcoma). These are aggressive painful bone tumors. Sometimes, specialist surgeons can save a leg that has bone cancer but only if it is caught early and involves the end of the forearm. The other major reason for amputating limbs is because the leg is badly injured and the problems cannot be fixed. This is actually pretty uncommon as most fractures can be fixed by an experienced surgeon.

Forelimb Amputation


Hindlimb Amputation