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The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital


The QVSH Small Animal Orthopaedic Service provides a top-notch referral service for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of a wide spectrum of congenital, developmental, and traumatic conditions involving the musculoskeletal system of dogs and cats.

Services offered include:

  • Assessment of lameness
  • Total hip replacement for large and small dogs, and cats
  • Routine and challenging cases of all joint diseases (e.g. cranial cruciate ligament rupture, patella luxation or osteochondrosis
  • Arthroscopy of elbows, shoulders, stifles and tarsi
  • Fracture repair and treatment of delayed healing of all extra and intra-articular fractures
  • Management of multi-trauma cases
  • Treatment of ligament, tendon and muscle injuries
  • Angular limb deformity correction
  • Advanced cartilage resurfacing techniques
  • Management of osteoarthritis
  • Shockwave treatment

As we adapt to the evolving guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) we remain dedicated to minimising risk and best ensuring the health and welfare of our colleagues and students as well as our clients and patients.

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General contact details:

01223 337621

For all enquiries during office hours and for emergency referrals at any time


Address: Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES

How to find us

Refer a case

During office hours the Client Services team will try to contact the clinician immediately for you. In the case of an emergency referral we will do our utmost to get a response at the time and in routine referrals within the day. Emails are monitored between 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri, to make a referral out of office hours please call 01223 337621.

Please use our REFERRAL FORM

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Online payment of veterinary fees can be made using the Cambridge University Online Store FROM THIS LINK

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