Veterinary orthopaedics is the diagnosis and treatment of skeletal and joint conditions. At Paragon Veterinary Referrals, our orthopaedic veterinary surgeons focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a vast range of orthopaedic conditions in cats and dogs, and have extensive experience in small animal surgery.

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Patella Luxation

Elbow Dysplasia

With extensive facilities, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia and 24/7 veterinary and nursing support, we are able to provide the essential care required for many complex orthopaedic problems, including joint surgery, fracture surgery, limb deformities and arthroscopy. Typical issues treated by our orthopaedic team include:

  • Cruciate ligament ruptures
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Lameness investigations
  • Fractures (broken legs)
  • Arthritis

Consultations usually last 20 – 60 minutes during which we will take a thorough history and examine your pet carefully. We will try to answer any questions you may have and suggest ways in which we can investigate and treat your pets’ problem. We will always discuss potential costs, outcomes and risks including complications.

Assuming you agree to treatment, your pet will usually be left with us for immediate investigation and treatment. Once the investigation has been carried out, we will contact you with the results. If appropriate, we can proceed straight to treatment. When your pet is ready to go home, we will make an appointment to discuss the treatment performed and the aftercare required.

Why choose Paragon?

  • Team of highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons allows collaboration for more challenging cases, led by the only registered specialist in the region devoted solely to orthopaedics.


  • State of the art operating facilities including intra-operative imaging (C-arm fluoroscopy and DR x-ray), laser and operating microscope.


  • State of the art-imaging suite including high field MRI and 16 slice CT.


  • Multi-disciplinary; essential for unstable cases (dedicated ICU) and cases with co-morbidities, but also invaluable for unexpected anaesthetic emergencies with specialists in both anaesthesia and emergency medicine.

Learn more about aftercare with our “Surgical Treatment and After-Care Guides”