About Us

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Services offers a professional, friendly, efficient, and independent mobile veterinary surgeon service, catering to a varity of clinics.

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With 24 years of experience as a vet, Nick has spent the last ten years working as a surgeon in referral hospitals. He obtained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2007 and became an Advanced Practitioner in 2015. Nick has successfully performed thousands of surgical procedures throughout his career, including a wide range of complex cases. Our Mobile Veterinary Surgery can treat most orthopaedic and soft tissue conditions in primary care. In addition, our experience in first-opinion practices and referral centres provides a unique understanding of the challenges facing clinics and clients, particularly in the current economic climate.

Our mobile service offers clients cost-effective treatment. This approach eliminates the need to travel to a referral centre and maintains the bond between clients and the practice they trust to care for their pets. Sometimes, treatment may be more appropriately carried out in referral centres. However, when discussing a case with a clinician, we always recommend this if it is appropriate to provide the best welfare and outcome for pets.

At Ridgewood Orthopaedic Services, we strive to be friendly, caring, and compassionate. We are approachable and offer support and advice wherever needed.

We are based in West Yorkshire and cover a wide area, including Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Doncaster, York, Leeds, Huddersfield, and beyond. If you want to use our service at your clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our service operates on a referral-only basis. If you are a client with a pet that requires surgical treatment, you can arrange this through your usual vet. They will contact us and schedule the treatment.

We bring all necessary surgical equipment, implants, and consumables with us when providing our veterinary services.

Surgery Day

On the day of surgery you will usually be admitted by one of the vets or nurses at your clinic. They will discuss the procedure with you. If you would prefer to discuss treatment in more detail with us first we can arrange either a phone consultation or an appointment at the clinic. The consultation can be on the day of the procedure and there may be an additional cost for the in person consultation. 

Once your pet has had their procedure we will contact you to discuss the operation and the post operative management. For many of the procedures we provide handouts which give more detail. 

Your pet will be discharged with pain medications for an appropriate period. They will be sleepy and sore following the procedure so will need time to recover. Please follow the guidance from your vet and the handout to reduce the risk of problems during the recovery phase. If you have any concerns please contact your vet initially. We are also able to provide advice to you if needed.