Dr Alex Walker
Position Director & Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery
VSA Surgical is an extension of the surgical service at VSG, with the same core team of Dr Alex Walker, Dr Richard Jerram and Dr Alastair Coomer, offering a complete service in all areas of orthopaedic, neurologic, oncologic and soft tissue surgery. Our surgery team works closely with referring veterinarians to diagnose and treat complex surgical conditions in dogs and cats. We like to think of ourselves as an extension of the primary veterinarians practice. Our case load is broad and challenging in many cases.
Our orthopaedic procedures are often based around lameness exam and diagnosis. Joint surgery such as Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, Total Hip Replacement, arthroscopy, elbow and shoulder treatments make up a large percentage of our orthopaedic case load. Fracture repair is also performed.
Neurological surgery is mainly spinal (decompressive procedures with or without distraction or stabilisation) but some brain surgeries are being done with good success. Oncologic surgery involves a wide range of procedures ranging from hepatic and pulmonary lobectomies, urinary tract and intestinal surgeries, reconstructive surgery of the body wall and appendicular skeleton (skin flaps, limb sparing, etc).
Soft tissue procedures are wide ranging depending on the underlying pathology but include airway surgery for brachycephalic dogs, thoracic and abdominal procedures and urinary tract including hydraulic artificial urethral sphincter application for incontinence. Complex wound management using vacuum assisted healing is also undertaken when required.
New and innovative surgical procedures are constantly being introduced to our treatment protocols as meaningful objective data becomes available through research and peer reviewed literature. Our objective is to achieve optimal outcomes for our patients.
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Advanced procedures performed by surgical specialists
Cervical Intervertebral Disk Disease
Supporting Text Treatment of a slipped disk in the neck
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
Supporting Text For treatment of cranial cruciate ligament injury
Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disk Disease
Supporting Text Treatment of a slipped disk in the spine
Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disk Disease
Supporting Text Treatment of a slipped disk in the lower back