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Greenmount Vets & Referrals
72 Gilford Road,
Portadown, Co Armagh,
Tel: 028 38 358525/352640
Dr Ewing G. Walker B.V.M.&S. Cert SAS M.R.C.V.S.
Dr Neil R. Walmlsley M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S
Road Traffic accidents involving dogs and cats are all too common, and frequently pets require surgery to repair fractured bones, replace dislocated joints and repair/ replace damaged ligaments and tendons. Orthopaedic surgery is also carried out on dogs and cats with joint problems– the most common are: Ruptured Cruciate Ligaments in the knee joint, Hip & Elbow Dysplasia & Osteochrondrosis (sometimes called OCD)- these are diseases which develop during the dog’s growth– usually large breeds like labs, boxers and Great danes. Spinal Surgery is a specialist part of which is performed at the practice. It involves delicate surgery to the main nerve which carries all the information from the brain to the legs, bladder etc– called the spinal cord.
At Greenmount, Ewing Walker, one of the Directors, has a special interest in the subject of Small Animal Veterinary Orthopaedics and has achieved by examination the postgraduate Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.
Arthroscopy has long been the gold standard for investigation & surgery of human and equine joint disease due to the minimal disruption of joint structures and the more rapid return to function post surgery. There are many applications for arthroscopy in small animal surgery in particular for investigation of shoulder Osteochrondrosis/ OCD, elbow disease, meniscal injuries and shoulder instability & bicepital tendon disease.
Fractures can be repaired at Greenmount by a variety of methods depending on the fracture type– these include applying a plate and screws across the fracture site, a steel pin down the middle of the bone from one end to the other, and also linear and circular external fixators which are like a scaffold structure which support the bone from the outside. In severe cases we can use a combination of 1 or more techniques to make a stronger repair.
Specialist orthopaedic surgery
Fracture repair surgery
Imaging by Xray & Arthroscopy
Orthopaedic, Spine & Fracture Referrals - Ewing Walker BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS
Our are performed by Ewing Walker, one of the Directors, who has achieved by examination the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. Ewing has over 10 years experience in referral orthopaedics and is one of the first vets in the UK to be approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London as a RCVS recognised Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery in March 2015.
Referral Veterinary Team In House for Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Cardiac care.
routine and referral vet service under one roof
Our referral vets are always available to see any local Greenmount cases that would normally otherwise have to be referred elsewhere. In fact our referral vets in Portadown receive cases for specialist surgery from all over Ireland.
Joint surgery for cruciate ligament rupture by tibial plateal levelling osteotomy TPLO and Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA); and medial patellar luxation correction is also performed.
Cruciate ligament TPLO & TTA
Hip dysplasia/ Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement is an effective treatment for Hip Dysplasia & Hip arthritis in both young &older medium, large & giant breed dogs.
Total hip replacement (THR) surgery replaces a painful and dysfunctional hip joint with an artificial prosthesis, in order to provide a pain-free, fully functional joint.
Ewing has attended at least 14 Post-Graduate Practical Orthopaedic Training Courses at Universities throughout the UK & Ireland over the years to gain proficiency in modern advanced orthopaedic techniques and has gained a wide range of experience in dealing with a wide variety of fractures, bone growth defects, joint trauma and spinal cases with good success rates.
Greenmount Veterinary Referrals are a progressive veterinary centre in Portadown
providing a referral service to other clinics from all over Northern Ireland and
Republic of Ireland. We are the only clinic of this description in N. Ireland outside
Our veterinary referral services currently include Orthopaedics, Spinal surgery, Ophthalmology and Cardiac care for pets. We plan to expand into further specialities including Advanced Cancer care and Physiotherapy.
A new purpose built veterinary centre was completed in 2013 in Portadown providing a dedicated sterile Orthopaedic theatre, 2 General surgery theatres, prep room, dental suite and imaging room.
We have recently achieved Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon Approved Practice Status in 2014 and also Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon Advanced Practitioner Status in 2015.
Both of these awards from the RCVS, London are a first for the borough.
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