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Orthopaedic & Advanced Surgery

At our Amberley Clinic, a variety of orthopaedic procedures not commonly offered in general practice are provided through the expertise and guidance of our skilled and experienced veterinarian Kate Anderson.

Orthopaedic injuries typically warrant a referral to a specialist as the initial step.  However in cases where this option is not feasible or declined, we offer an exceptional alternative.

With integrated post-op care and rehabilitation, recovery is highly co-ordinated and optimised.    

We have excellent pain management strategies and use local blocks, fentanyl/ketamine CRI's, epidural anaesthesia and brachial blocks. 

We have a large caseload of orthopaedic cases and offer:

Fracture repairs with LCP (locking compression plates).
Achilles tendon repairs using external fixators or calcaneal/tibial screw to immobilise the hock.
Talocrural ligament repair.
Tarsal arthrodesis.
Femoral Head and Neck Osteotomy.
Patella luxation - Block trochleoplasty.
TTA - Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for >15kg cruciate disease.
Lateral Fabellae loop for small dog cruciate rupture.
Feline Ventral Bullae Osteotomy.
Salivary Mucocoeles.
Perineal Urethrostomy.
Salter Harris fracture and shearing injury of carpus Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) for cruciate disease




Our Clinics & Hours

North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics operates four clinics throughout the Hurunui region.