The Orthopaedic team is headed by Malcolm G Ness BVetMed, CertSAO, DipECVS, FRCVS and European Specialist in Surgery
With an international reputation in the field of orthopaedics Malcolm Ness is the most experienced Orthopaedic Specialist Veterinary Surgeon working in the North of England.
Malcolm has an interest in all aspects of companion animal surgery and clinical care, teaching his subject in Europe and North America as well as the UK.
He has research interests in the biomechanics of bone and joint disease and has published papers in these areas
With two colleagues he has developed a bone plate which is now used widely in veterinary medicine.
Jonathan Bell BVM&S, Cert SAS, MRCVS DipECVS, European Specialist in Surgery
Jonathan qualified from the R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, in 1997. After a short period in general practice he began working at Croft Veterinary Hospital. He gained the Royal Collage Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2005. After completing a surgical residency in 2007, he became a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. He is a European Specialist in small animal surgery and enjoys all aspects of soft tissue, orthopaedic and spinal surgery.
The Animal Orthopaedic Centre at Croft Veterinary Hospital is one of the handful of the veterinary practices in the UK able to offer a full range of veterinary orthopaedic operations and other treatments and is the only centre in the region to be approved (both by RCVS and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons) for the training of qualified vets up to Specialist status – independent verification of outstanding clinical standards. Being able to call upon a team of several experienced fracture surgeons and with the support of an experienced team of theatre and kennel nurses alongside our physiotherapy and rehabilitation service, the equipment, facilities and personnel at the Animal Orthopaedic Centre offers veterinary patients the very best chance of recovery from even the most serious accident or trauma.
Fully equipped with an extensive range of implants and instrumentation including standard internal fixation (bone plates and screws, pins, wires etc); external fixators – (linear and Illizarov / ring fixators) for the management of growth problems/limb deformities as well as advanced locking plate technologies, for use in the treatment of severe and complex fractures, the Animal Orthopaedic Centre at Croft can deal with even the most challenging and serious cases.