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Small Animal Orthopaedics

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

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

Reception staff will try to contact the clinician immediately for you. In the case of an emergency we will do our utmost to get a response at the time and in all cases within the day.

Please use our referral form

Obesity Clinic Landscape

Looking for a few more willing volunteers with medium sized dogs (15-25kg) for a short food project at the QVSH. Do you live close to Cambridge and own a medium sized dog (any breed or cross weighing 15-25 kg)? If so we would like to invite you and your 4-legged friend to participate in one of our current experiments investigating food preferences in dogs. The test will take place at the Queen’s Veterinary Hospital in Cambridge (some days in Feb & Mar) and will take about 30 min per dog. If you are interested please send an email to Marie ( to receive more information.