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The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital


The QVSH Small Animal Orthopaedic Service affords us experience and expertise in a full range of orthopaedic surgical procedures, providing an outstanding service for our clients. As part of a multidisciplinary hospital, we have the advantage of working with a large and diverse group of specialist vets and nurses to ensure that all aspects of our patient’s care meets the highest standard, from diagnostic work-up to postoperative management. We are pleased to offer a referral service for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of a wide spectrum of congenital, developmental, and traumatic conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.

Services offered include:

  • Free advice service for general practitioners to discuss challenging cases
  • Assessment of lameness (including objective gait analysis)
  • Routine and challenging cases of all joint diseases (cranial cruciate ligament disease, patella luxation, osteochondrosis, etc)
  • Arthroscopy of elbows, shoulders, stifles and tarsi
  • Fracture repair including the management of polytrauma cases
  • Treatment of ligament, tendon and muscle injuries
  • Angular limb deformity correction (including the use of patient specific 3D printed guides)
  • Management of osteoarthritis (in conjunction with our specialist led pain clinic)
  • On-site Physiotherapy (including Shockwave treatment, post-operative recovery plans)

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

(during office hours only).

Online Payment

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Online payment of veterinary fees can be made using the Cambridge University Online Store.

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