We are “fortunate” that our rural setting provides us with a regular stream of orthopaedic cases, allowing us to keep our skills up to date and maintain good standards.
Our patients vary in size from tiny kittens to giant breeds of dog and even the occasional alpaca.
We have a variety of treatments which may involve bone plates and screws, pins and wires, external skeletal fixators, or simply a cast.
Only some vets are trained and willing to tackle it. It is also an expensive surgery to have done, due to cost of materials and equipment used.
Many injuries that were previously not treated are now fixable with modern materials and techniques. This has lead to many cases being saved to live a normal life that would once have been euthanased.
At Franklin Vets we have one vet who has Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, which included a large amount of study on orthopaedic diseases and treatments.
For news about our treatment for cruciate injured dogs click here.