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Joint Replacement Centre

Joint Replacement Centre

At ChesterGates, one of our key strengths is joint replacement in dogs and cats. We offer hip, knee and elbow replacement for dogs and hip replacement for cats. Our surgeons have years of experience in performing and developing prosthetic joints for companion animals.

Joint replacement requires a high level of training and skill, as well as first-rate operating facilities and anaesthesia services. Our imaging and operating facilities were all renewed in 2017 and we have Specialist Veterinary Anaesthetists to optimise the safety of our patients during these procedures.

Joint replacement is used when other forms of management for joint pain (eg pain relief) have failed. It is important to discuss the option of joint replacement carefully with one of our surgeons and to explore the efficacy and safety of the various procedures. Like you, we want to make the best decision for your pet, and sometimes that might mean that a joint replacement is not the correct choice. So, our initial job is to inform you and guide you through the decision-making process.

the team

Prof john Innes, RCVS Specialist in small animal orthopaedics

Professor John Innes

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedics

Ben Walton

Ben Walton

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Mark Morton

Mark Morton

Clinical Lead & RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Dave Thompson, ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists

Dave Thomson

Referral Clinician in Small Animal Surgery

COVID-19 Update

Our practices are open and providing routine, urgent and emergency referral care for your patients. We continue to work safely with social distancing and a combination of telephone consultations and on-site examinations. GP vets should contact our referral centres directly for clinical advice on cases.