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The orthopaedic service at SCVS is one of busiest in the South. It is run by Harry Scott, Phil Witte, Juan M. Marti and Karen Harris. Meet the team. We offer fixed price TPLOs and a unique surgical guarantee for a number of our orthopaedic procedures. For hip replacement (life-long) and for tibial plateau levelling osteotomies (TPLOs) (for one year) we are so confident of our success rate that we will treat any complications directly relating to the procedure free of charge. We are not aware of any other referral centre in the UK that offers this guarantee.

The department uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including digital radiography, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI to identify problems in the joints, muscle or bone. At SCVS we have a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, and surgical patients benefit from input from neurology, cardiology, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging colleagues when required. The surgical facilities are extensive allowing SCVS to treat a wide variety of conditions including:


  • Lameness investigation

  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease (Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) and tightrope techniques)

  • Arthroscopic investigation and treatment of joint disease

  • Hip screening for puppies from 16 weeks of age (PennHIP)

  • Hip dysplasia investigation and management (incl Triple Pelvic Osteotomy and Juvenile Pubic Symphodesis)

  • Cemented and uncemented canine and feline total hip replacement (Helica and BioMedtrix)

  • Sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO)

  • Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy (PAUL)

  • Biomedtrix total knee replacement (TKR)

  • Arthrodesis (joint fusion)

  • Management of bone and joint tumours

  • Intervertebral disc disease

  • Linear and Circular external skeletal fixation, locking plates and screws for the management of complex fractures and angular limb deformities


All of the orthopaedic cases receive comprehensive 24-hour care from our dedicated and highly skilled nursing staff. Unlike many other referral centres we have qualified physiotherapists on site who play a vital role in rehabilitating patients following surgery.




"I just wanted to give you an update on Branston since he had TPLO surgery in April this year. Branston would never really swim he didn’t like his legs not being on the floor but since the operation he is a different dog. He swims and loves being in the sea he enjoys long walks now and doesn’t lay down all the time. My wife and I would just like to say a very big thank you to the team there, Branston is now a very happy dog and it such a joy to watch him running about and swimming in a way that he never did. I would have no hesitation in recommending you or your teams services to anyone, you have made such a difference to Branston’s life that I would never believe was possible he does have a new lease of life."

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Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists

Unit 6, Forest Corner Farm,




BH24 3JW


Telephone: 01425 485615

Fax: 01425 480849