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About Vetfix

Advanced Surgical Care

VetFix offer a mobile orthopaedic service providing advanced surgical care to animals. We work from individual practices across the south and west of Endland. Our commitment is to work with local vets to enhance the orthopaedic capabilities at a practice by providing the expertise and equipment that is required.

VetFix surgeons are RCVS recognized Advanced Practitioners in Small Animal Surgery

“The surgery he performs is always to a very high standard. Andy has excellent communication skills ensuring that our clients are fully informed and understand all the options available.”

“Our relationship with Vetfix allows us to offer a high quality referral othopaedic service, with the advantage of convenience and lower cost to the client.”

“As a vet with an interest in orthopaedics, it is great to have another vet to consult and confer with on challenging cases (digital radiographs have revolutionised our abilities to share images). It very much feels that Andy is part of our team.”

“I have used Andy as a visiting orthopaedic surgeon for the past 3 years and have been very impressed with his service. He is always available to offer advice, whether it is a second opinion on a set of radiographs or general advice on managing a case.”

“His advice, client care and surgical results have been great and he has always been quick to respond to our needs.”

“Most importantly of all we have seen uniformly excellent outcomes on our cases”

“VetFix and Natterjacks share a common philosophy, to provide exceptional value alongside the highest standard of care.”

“Professional and calm. A pleasure to work with and they are always there for advice when you need them”

“Megan had a problem with her front leg. Andy took time out to explain exactly what was up and what her options were, we are so grateful for his caring approach.”

“Clients don’t have to travel miles and pets are in a surgery they know being looked after by nurses they have known for years”

“It has been great having VetFix come in to do the orthopaedic work. They supply everything they need so we can concentrate on the patient.”

“Andy has enabled us to offer a far more comprehensive service ‘in house’ which has benefited us, our clients and the patients.”

 EXPANDING OUR SERVICES FOR 2019

 

We have recently invested in the Arthrex HD video-arthroscopy system. With our 1.9mm arthroscope this minimally invasive procedure allows us to look in great detail inside the joint of our patients. As well as providing important diagnostic and prognostic information, it allows for removal of bone fragments and cartilage flaps. This is especially useful in the elbow and shoulder joints.

Who’s Andy?

“I am passionate about providing an independent, high quality and affordable service. I want to appeal to practices for referral of surgical cases. My priority will always be the patient.”

Andy Morris BSc(Hons) BVSc CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Andy has over ten years of experience in both first opinion and referral practice. At the PDSA he advanced to senior veterinarian and became a successful clinical team leader. He was in the first cohort to achieve the CertAVP(GSAS).

In 2011 he left the UK to work at James Cook University in North Queensland. He then completed an extended internship at an orthopaedic and neurosurgical referral practice in the UK and is now studying towards the RCVS Diploma in orthopaedics.

I am also on the Editorial Board of the open access, EBVM journal Veterinary Evidence, which is published by RCVS Knowledge.

Who’s Emma?

“We want to provide the best quality of care to our patients.
We have recently launched a surgical safety checklist and all of our rehabilitation care sheets have been updated.”

Emma Newbury RVN Dip.A.Phys

Emma is a Veterinary Nurse with a Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy and has been working for VetFix since 2016. She is registered with RAMP (Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners) and has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of animals after surgery.

Her thesis for her Diploma looked at the use of cryotherapy to reduce pain and inflammation after surgery. She can be contacted (nursing@vetfix.co.uk) by VetFix clients for advice on all aspects of physiotherapy and rehabilitation after an operation.

Ununited Medial Humeral Condylar Ossification Centre in the Cat
Journal Review

March 20, 2018

As part of our endeavour to advance knowledge in the field of veterinary orthopaedics  and ultimately improve the outcome for our patients we perform a critical review of all surgeries we undertake. In addition to this clinical audit we publish Read More…

Optimising outcome for cruciate surgery in the dog – TPLO
Evidence Based Practice

October 23, 2017

Without doubt the mainstay of the work carried out by veterinary orthopaedic surgeons is the management of cruciate disease in the dog. Unlike the truly traumatic injury often seen in people, cruciate disease in dogs typically involves a spontaneous degenerative Read More…

Avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity
Case Report

July 10, 2017

Avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity. These injuries can be quite common in younger dogs between 4-8 months of age. In Benji’s case he also had displacement and separation of the proximal growth plate. This was causing his joint angle Read More…