Referral Services

Referral Letter to Practitioners Autumn 2009

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Animal Care Hospital Douglas Vets in Cork




Referral Services for Veterinary Colleagues

The following are a few of the services we offer:


Orthopaedic & Spinal surgery:


    • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) Used for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture; a procedure favoured for large and active dogs with a steep tibial plateau angle.
    • Myelography & Spinal surgery Ventral Slot (for cervical spine intervertebral disc disease). Laminectomies (hemi & mini for the treatment of thoracolumbar spinal cord compression), and Dorsal laminectomies for Lumbosacral disease.
    • Complex and simple fracture fixation Limbs, Pelvis & Vertebrae. AO/ASIF plating, plate/rod, IMEX external skeletal fixation (including complex, hybrid & circular).
    • Multiple complex injury cases Combinations of orthopaedic and soft tissue injuries such distal limb degloving and tissue loss.
    • Developmental Orthopaedic Disease Elbow dysplasia (e.g. fragmented Medial Cornoid process), OCD lesions etc.

Soft Tissue surgery:

    • Skin grafting and axial pattern flap, skin reconstruction
    • Oncological surgery and skin reconstruction +/- Chemotherapy
    • Total Ear Canal Ablation & Lateral Bulla Osteotomy (TECA & LBO)
    • Thoracic investigation and surgery (including diaphragmatic hernias)
    • Urogenital, abdominal and perineal surgery of all types
    • Investigation and treatment of single extra-hepatic porto-systemic shunts

To discuss any problem case please contact:
Carl McAuliffe MVB MRCVS
Tel: 021 4893033
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Referral for specialist in
Ultrasound and Opthalmology
Contact: 021 4893033 for visit dates
Animal Care Hospital Douglas Vets in Cork