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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.

Diagnosis

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Cruciate ligament disease can typically be diagnosed by an experienced vet when they examine the painful knee. The examination process can be divided into: evaluation of standing patient, gait observation and orthopaedic examination. Judgement and skill are required at each of these steps to enable an accurate diagnosis in all cases. Understand that the anterior cruciate ligament that tears cannot be seen on an x-ray. Avoid thinking that your vet has to take an x-ray to make the diagnosis, it is almost always tentatively diagnosed based on physical examination techniques. Arthroscopy is the least invasive method to establish a definitive diagnosis (100% guarantee).

Standing off the leg
Positive sit test
Medial buttress
Gait assessment
Sit test
Examination
Normal knee
Severe arthritis
Abnormal knee motion