Weighbridge Referral Centre – Swansea

weighbridge-vets-logoSmall Animal Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery

Opened in 1995, Weighbridge Referral Centre was the first stand-alone small animal orthopaedic referral practice to be established in the U.K., with no affiliation to a primary care Veterinary clinic. It provides a first class service for the treatment of dogs and cats with orthopaedic and spinal conditions. Steve Butterworth is the only RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedics currently working in South Wales

About Weighbridge Referral Centre

Weighbridge Referral Service was established in 1995 to provide the South Wales region and beyond with a dedicated veterinary referral service for the investigation & treatment of Small Animal Orthopaedic and spinal cases. It remains (March 2012) the only referral practice in South Wales offering this service through an RCVS Recognised Specialist in the field of small animal orthopaedics (View our “Steve Butterworth” page for details of what this means).

We provide this specialist service for all sizes of patient, from Pomeranian to Great Dane, from Burman to Burmese. We investigate and treat a variety of conditions that can be grouped under the following sections below.

Common conditions treated:

  • Cruciate ligament disease / rupture
  • Dislocations
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Fractures affecting the Jaw, Joints, Long Bones, Pelvis, Spine, young puppies and kittens
  • Growth deformity: Angular deformity (bent legs) and affecting joints (incongruency)
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • OCD
  • Patellar luxation (dislocation)
  • Spinal conditions: Disc disease / rupture (back and neck), Lumbosacral (“lower back”) disease & Wobbler syndrome

For more information, please visit their website Weighbridge Referral Centre.


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