James our orthopaedic vet (CertSAS) personally sees all referrals, usually at our Dore and Totley branch, but appointments at our other branches can also be arranged if more convenient or even a home visit if appropriate.
We have regular referrals from a number of local vets already (who are more than happy to provide a reference upon request) and James is keen to be able to offer your clients the same personal and affordable approach in a friendly, smaller setting. Clients get a consultation as long as they need to answer all the questions they have and their pets get a full on fuss from James. Overnight care is even provided by James himself on site, at his home or via direct line if owners prefer to have animals at home with them if the case permits.
James not only offers a wide range of orthopaedic solutions for your clients’ pets but also can perform advanced soft-tissue procedures as well, such as skin grafts and flaps after large tumour removals, laryngeal tiebacks and intrathoracic surgery. Please see our leaflet for further details, but we have some recent case examples to share with you in this newsletter.
In addition to his surgical skills, James has been a clinical tutor at Nottingham University and delivered CPD for the PDSA and Improve CPD and has recently provided customised CPD for referring vets at their own practice. Just ask for what your team most needs and he will deliver concise and practical CPD to put to use for own cases straight away.
Case example 1:
This is Gibble a lovely, huggleable Rottie who suffered from cranial cruciate ligament disease. James used the new TTA rapid technique to correct his lameness, and is also proficient in the TTO technique for larger dogs. Gibble’s owners really appreciated the fact that James took personal care of Gibble and stayed overnight with him at the surgery.
Case example 2:
This is Kara who suffered a fractured talus. An unusual but frustratingly slow healing fracture. This was corrected using a trans-articular external fixator. Unfortunately she only had one eye from a previous injury, so her owners were glad we could save her from losing a leg this time.
Case example 3:
This is Herbie who got trapped in a hunter’s snare. Using a combination of axial pattern grafts and and omental translocation, James was able to reduce his skin deficit, though he did end up with hairy tummy of which he is very proud.