• Orthopaedic Surgery | Cave Veterinary Specialists

Cave Veterinary Specialists are happy to accept a wide range of orthopaedic cases from degenerative joint conditions to complex fractures and developmental disorders. We support clients in Somerset through diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation, and ensure that referring vets are kept fully informed.

orthopedic surgery services at Cave VetsOur orthopaedic equipment

The hospital is well equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment including a 16-slice CT scanner, high-field MRI scanner, arthroscopy, radiography and ultrasound.

Conditions we treat

We offer treatment for a large range of conditions including:

  • Cruciate disease: TPLO, closing wedge osteotomy, lateral fabellotibial suture.
  • Patella luxation: Tibial tuberosity transposition, trochlear block recession and assessment/treatment of femoral/tibial angular limb deformity if necessary.
  • Trauma cases: - Simple, complex and articular fracture management via internal and external fixation including minimally invasive repair, joint luxations, and wound care.
  • Angular limb deformities:  including custom 3D printed alignment guides and plates.
  • Severely diseased/damaged joints:Limb sparing procedures, arthrodesis.

We also offer diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy for conditions such as elbow dysplasia and OCD.

We take great care to ensure that owners remain fully informed at every stage of the referral process. During our initial consultations (up to one hour), we will discuss the pet’s condition, potential causes, treatment options, prognosis and estimated costs. Our specialists are happy to provide advice to referring vets over the phone or by email, as well as being available to speak to clients following consultation at any time.

What our clients in Somerset say...

"Just to say a huge thank you to everyone involved with Dexter's broken leg, especially Malcolm who has been amazing the whole time, keeping us informed about everything that's been going on. Glad he was in such good hands at such a worrying time. Thank you all!"

Fixed price TPLO procedures

We have introduced a range of fixed prices for our TPLO procedures.

These competitive prices allow for an easier referral process and give clients clear pricing information. Pet owners benefit from the skills and care of our experienced team of Specialists, while having confidence in knowing what their pet’s treatment and care will cost.

<20kg £3,750
20-40kg £3,900
>40kg £4,175

TPLO’s are just one of a range of orthopaedic procedures that our Specialist surgeons can provide.

For advice or support with any cases you have please get in touch


Our veterinary facilities

We offer some of the most advanced veterinary facilities here at Cave Vets, including:

Location & Directions

Location & Directions - Click here for our location on Google Maps

The Cave Veterinary Specialists practice is located in West Buckland, Somerset.

We are located just off junction 26 of the M5 motorway, and we have prepared a set of simple directions to help you find out practice as easily as possible.

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