Orthopedic Surgery for Pets
Orthopedic and Trauma

Orthopaedics

OUR APPROACH

We’re proud to be able to offer a wide range of Orthopaedic Services. We are well resourced for small animal orthopaedics and trauma management.

  • Vetsouth offer a full range of radiography facilities with X-ray machine and automatic processor.
  • Ultrasound is used to help accurately assess some patients with traumatic injuries
  • Advanced instrumentation that supports a wide range of surgical procedures

 

The Diagnostic and surgical services that we offer include:

  • Lameness examination
  • Trauma management and high quality care for the injured patient
  • Traditional joint and bone surgery
  • Ligament injury repairs
  • Reduction and casting of broken bones when appropriate
  • Joint fusion (arthrodesis) surgery, most commonly of severely damaged tarsus and carpal joints
  • Radiographic screening for heritable joint diseases such as hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia
Innovation & research

A never ending quest for improvement and advancement

Researching animal welfare and pathology is a passion we share, with our work being used by industry bodies such as Dairy NZ, the Sustainable Farming Fund and Beef & Lamb.

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THE BENEFITS

Why VetSouth is a great choice

We're locals


We’ve been in the lower South Island for decades. It’s where we’re from and where we raise our families

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Wide network


We’re plugged into the Veterinary world and our team can call on expertise from all over the world, then deliver it locally.

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Handy clinics


We’re close to you for consults, supplements, supplies...whatever you need. Pop on in or organise a supply drop off to your farm.

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