Referrals

At Vets on the Common, we accept surgical referrals for a range of specialist soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures, making the process cost-effective and convenient. Dr Ellie is an RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery, with several years of experience under her belt. Please contact our veterinary practice to discuss your pet's procedure with Dr Ellie herself. 

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Some example referral procedures:

  • Fracture repairs: From fractured limbs to broken pelvis, this is a key area of expertise for Dr Ellie.

  • Knee surgery: Surgical correction of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and luxating patellas (knee caps). Injuries involving your pet's knees are one of the most common orthopaedic problems we see, and surgery can give your dog the ability to walk pain-free once again. 

  • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS): This life-changing procedure can dramatically improve your dog's quality of life. Often associated with flat-faced breeds like French Bulldogs and Pugs, narrowing airways can reduce the amount of oxygen reaching your dog's lungs, affecting the ability to exercise and their day-to-day life. This procedure will improve airflow by widening the nostrils and removing excess soft tissue around the throat. We can also treat other conditions associated with flat-faced dogs such as excess skin folds and eye issues. 

  • Blocked urethras (penile urethrostomy): Some male cats suffer from recurrent or severely blocked urinary tracts. In some cases, surgery is indicated to allow your cat to urinate properly without recurrent issues. 

  • Ocular surgery: Common ocular injuries and conditions like non-healing/deep ulcers, cherry eye and eyelid deformities can be treated at Vets on the Common. 

  • Mass removals: Some lump removals are trickier than others due to their size or location., and may need additional procedures like skin flaps to aid wound closure.  

  • Chronic Ear Disease: Cats and dogs can suffer from recurrent ear infections to the point where surgery is required to prevent further suffering of your pet. This can involve removing part or all of the ear canal.

  • Anal Gland Removal: Dogs and cats can experience ongoing issues with their anal glands, such as recurrent infection or even cancer. In severe cases, removal of the affected anal glands can provide an immediate and effective cure.