ORTHOPAEDICS (bone/joint surgery)

  • Cruciate Surgery – TPLO or lateral suture, all shapes and sizes, see dedicated page here
  • Patella luxation – mobile kneecap
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Hip luxation treatment (dislocated hip), FHNE (surgical removal of hip necessary in some conditions)
  • Carpal/Tarsal injuries, tib-calc screws, trans-articular fixators, arthrodesis (orthopaedic issues with wrist or ankle)
  • Short ulnar syndrome via distal ulnar ostectomy (surgery to correct misaligned front legs in young dogs)
  • Misc orthopaedic conditions and lameness examination
  • NOT PERFORMED: Elbow CT/arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Spinal Surgery

Case Studies

At Kelperand, we take great pride in the service we provide to our clients. For a more in-depth look at some of the recent procedures we’ve performed, take a look at our case studies.

SOFT TISSUE (non-bone related surgery)

Cancer Surgery

  • Major excisions for large/dangerous growths – sarcomas/MCTs with reconstructive skin surgery
  • Wound management after traumatic injury
  • Full Quarter amputations
  • Facial cancer surgery (eg close to eye etc)
  • Mammary strip (for dog/cat breast cancer)

Abdominal Surgery

  • Exploratory laparotomy (surgery to evaluate the abdomen)
  • Splenectomy, Liver lobectomy, nephrectomy (surgical removal of abdominal organs)
  • Enterotomy, Enterostomy, Sub-total colectomy (intestinal surgery)
  • Cystotomy – opening the bladder (most commonly to retrieve stones)
  • Cholescystotomy/cholecystectomy (gall bladder surgery)
  • GDV surgery and gastropexy (treatment for stomach bloat in large dogs)


  • Anal gland sacculectomy (removal of troublesome/cancerous anal glands)
  • Parathyroidectomy and thyroidectomy (thyroid surgery in dogs or cats)
  • Salivary mucocoele (removal of salivary glands due to facial/tongue swelling)
  • Urethrotomy, scrotal urethrostomy in dogs, perineal urethrostomy in cats (waterwork surgery on dogs and cats)
  • Stick injuries (some dogs impale themselves when chasing sticks and need surgery)
  • Tecabo or lateral wall resection (ear surgery)
  • Cherry eye surgery (third eyelid problem often in young dogs)
  • Large eyelid masses, entropion surgery (other eyelid surgeries for masses or to prevent eyelid rubbing)

Pricing Structure

As we are not a specialist centre our prices are lower. Simon is an advanced practitioner meaning he has done significant post-graduate study and has extensive surgical experience.

Our aim is to offer advanced surgeries that may not be performed by your normal vet but don’t always have to be performed by specialists in big hospitals.

In general, where a specialist hospital would charge £6-7,000 (for eg, fractures, arthrodesis, splenectomy, large tumour resection), we would charge £3-5,000.

  • Cruciates:
    • TPLO recommended in most cases – £3,500
    • We do offer lateral suture in selected cases – £1,750
  • Patellas:
    • £2,000 to £4,000 depending on the technique required and the size of the dog/cat
  • Routine post op Xrays (if required) at 6 weeks included in the initial surgery fee
  • All post-op checks included, complications charged as reasonably as possible

All fees are to be paid in full on collection after the first surgery. Insurance claim paperwork is filled in by our team free of charge.

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