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Veterinary Services
The purpose built surgical theatre and general surgery areas are used for major and minor operations. We perform a comprehensive range of major surgical operations including orthopaedic, thoracic, abdominal and dental procedures.

Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedics focuses on the musculoskeletal system, also known as the muscles and bones. We perform a number of procedures that have been designed to improve your pet’s wellbeing and quality of life.


Animal Orthopaedics at Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital

If you notice that your pet is struggling with physical issues while walking, or has trouble moving with ease, they may need a consultation.

What does orthopaedics cover?

Orthopaedics focuses on the musculoskeletal system, known as the muscles and bones. Our experienced vets perform a number of procedures that have been designed to improve your pet’s wellbeing and quality of life through addressing injuries associated with this particular bodily system.

When will orthopaedic surgery become necessary?

If you notice that the movement of your pet is increasingly or suddenly becoming more difficult for them, it may be in their best interest to bring them in for a check-up with one of our veterinarians at Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital.

Some common issues to look out for include:

  • Limping (which may be related to a fracture or broken bone)
  • Whimpering brought on when playing or even with everyday activities, such as sitting, resting or standing up
  • Recurring ailments brought on by old musculoskeletal injuries
  • A sudden change in behaviour that is uncharacteristic in your pet

These behaviours may be brought on by issues such as

  • Osteoarthritis (especially prevalent among older dogs)
  • Ruptured ligaments
  • New injuries
  • Patella issues or dislocation
  • And more

Though challenging, surgery may be a necessary outcome for pets that are experiencing debilitating physical pain associated with their muscles, joints, and bones. We’re to provide options that allow them to live free of pain or discomfort through available means.

Here to assist you

In order to bring you peace of mind and ease the strain experienced by your pet, our team of veterinary professionals are here to assist and perform the appropriate operations with state-of-the-art technology and premium professional care.

With years of experience in helping animals with their orthopaedic needs, our team of animal orthopaedic vets will help get your furry friend back in shape to ensure they enjoy better physical movement and regain their quality of life.

If you’d like to book an appointment, get in touch with the team today at (02) 9521 6422 or contact us via our online form.

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