Orthopaedic Surgery

Our orthopaedic and neurosurgical procedures in Northampton

Veterinary Surgeons Jeremy Onyett BVSc Cert SAS MRCVS and Jamie McClement BVSc Cert SAS MRCVS run the orthopaedic surgery department and are able to undertake an extensive range of investigative, surgical orthopaedic and neurosurgical procedures. They both hold certificates in Small Animal Surgery.

  • Fracture Repair
  • Treatment of Spinal Disease
  • Lameness Investigation
  • Growth Deformities
  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroscopic Surgery

Fracture Repair

We use an extensive range of implants -2.0mm, 2.7mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm AO systems. External fixation systems including IMEX circle – to treat anything from simple long bone to complex joint fractures in cats and dogs.

Treatment of Spinal Disease

In patients with inter-vertebral disc disease and other spinal pathology we will generally investigate using myelography, or MRI/CT and we can undertake decompression surgery and stabilisation surgery.

Lameness Investigation

These cases can be challenging and complex cases can require advanced imaging techniques. We investigate using digital radiography, arthroscopy and MRI/CT so that individual treatment programmes can be developed.

Growth Deformities

These can cause abnormal limb alignment and abnormal loading of joints which can cause pain and arthritis. We use  various techniques to correct these e.g. corrective osteotomies and limb lengthening procedures involving distraction osteogenesis.


In joints that are severely traumatised or suffering advanced osteoarthritis fusion is often the most appropriate way of maintaining comfort and function to the affected limb. Tarsal and carpal joints are usually the joints most likely to benefit from arthrodesis.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is available to diagnose and treat elbow dysplasia - in particular removal of fragmented medial coronoid processes. It is also used in the diagnosis of shoulder ligament injuries and the investigation of menisceal injuries in the stifle.

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