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VetOrtho Referrals

Dedicated to helping your pets live an active life


Surgery for broken bones is one of our most frequent procedures in cats & dogs, Utilising an array of modern techniques we aid the return of our patients to good function.

Spinal Surgery

Spinal disc prolapse (slipped disc) cases are seen as an urgent priority, with rapid progression to imaging and decompressive surgery, followed up with attentive, caring nursing & physiotherapy


A 100% Orthopaedic Vet focused Referral Service for your pets located centrally in Northern Ireland, with considerable daily experience in the field of orthopaedics & spinal surgery

Cruciate Disease

We achieve successful outcomes in the vast majority of our cruciate cases in cats & dogs of all sizes, appropriately using the surgical techniques of TPLO, TTA & LFS

Hip & Elbow Dysplasia

Advanced techniques of arthroscopy (key hole surgery) for elbow conditions and Total Hip Replacement using cementless total hip are used to treat these painful conditions

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Arthroscopic elbow surgery in a dog
Chest radiographs in ortho trauma
Spinal surgery dogs in Ireland
Cruciate ligament surgery TTA TPLO
Vet Orthopaedic Referrals Ireland
spinal surgery in dogs in Ireland
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Cruciate ligament surgery TPLO TTA

Providing a dedicated Veterinary Orthopaedic Referral Service for pets in Ireland for over 14 years

Orthopaedic referrals for fractures, spinal surgery, cruciate ligament rupture, hip dysplasia, arthroscopy, hip replacement & lameness investigations

Recommended by over 100 Veterinary practices throughout Ireland, Ewing Walker of VetOrtho Referrals has performed thousands of orthopaedic surgical procedures and is situated in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland.

We are pleased to receive orthopaedic referrals from both Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland and work with insurance companies both North and South.

Caring, compassionate and dedicated nursing

We are proud of our nursing team – for them, its not just a job, it’s more of a vocation – not only have they qualifications- but they are genuinely devoted to ensuring your pets receive TLC, are comfortable, clean and well cared for. In doing so they make a huge impact to the quality of care and recovery of our patients

 We treat our patients as we would want our own pets to be treated,

Your pets receive the best possible care with orthopaedic and spinal procedures performed by Ewing Walker. Ewing achieved by examination the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and later became 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.

Meet some of our patients

Cruciate ligament surgery in dog Ireland
Tess's Story
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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Ash pet dog after orthopaedic referral surgery from broken leg and dislocated hip
Meet Ash
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Fractures to pelvis & hind legs with a dislocated hip following a road traffic accident

Harley pet dog after orthopaedic referral surgery from 2  broken legs
Harley's Story
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Double front leg fractures

What We Do









Our Orthopaedic & Spinal Referral Services


Hip Dysplasia
Total Hip Replacement
Triple Pelvic





Disc Disease
CCSM Wobbler
Spinal Trauma & Fracture


Limb Deformity


Corrective Surgery

Stifle/ knee

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