Cruciate Package

Fixed price package

Ask your  referring vet for the price

Before surgery
Initial consultation
Pre-surgical imaging assessment
Surgical treatment planning
One pre-surgical rehabilitation session

Day of surgery
Morning check-in
Anaesthesia, nerve block and multimodal pain prevention
Post-surgical imaging
One-on-one recovery with a surgical nurse in a temperature-controlled room
Photo update of your pet texted to you
​Cold compression treatment with Game Ready athlete recovery system
Multimodal pain relief
Discharge in the afternoon

After surgery
Three post-surgical rehabilitation sessions
Cold compression treatment with Game Ready athlete recovery system

* 10-day and 6-week checks are performed by your local vet


How to take a stifle x-ray for TPLO planning


Cruciate disease causes the weakening and eventual rupture of a ligament in your pet’s knee.

To diagnose and plan the best treatment, we use x-rays.

The treatment is a circular cut and rotation to your pet’s shin bone to remove tension on the cruciate ligament. We use the OssAbility Guided TPLO technique which carefully controls the cut position and rotation.

Your pet will require at least six weeks of confinement to a pen or crate after surgery while the bone heals, combined with controlled lead-only walks and physiotherapy.

Most pets achieve complete resolution of lameness and unrestricted exercise within a few months of surgery without pain relief. Arthritis can progress in the long term.

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While your pet is in our expert care, the clinically-proven Adaptil calming pheromone collar is used to reduce stress.

Our experienced surgical team performs each surgery precisely, calmly and quietly.

After surgery, your pet wakes up in a dedicated  temperature-controlled warming room.


During anaesthesia recovery, our lovely surgical nurse sits with your pet so they are not alone.


After surgery, a photo of your pet is texted to you  so you can see all is well.

Typically used by athletes after injury, Game Ready® is a healing system we use to reduce swelling and promote post-operative recovery. 

To lessen anxiety for your pet, we only use fabric enclosures (not metal cages).


All our patients go home with multimodal pain relief on the same day of surgery. This avoids separation anxiety and expensive after-hours care.

Four physio sessions are included in each orthopaedic package to restore mobility quickly.