Our vet Dinu has completed the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) with a special interest in Orthopaedics
If you were to ever break a bone, or have an accident that left your joints vulnerable, you’d want to be seen by a professional with lots of experience in that area of medicine wouldn’t you? The same applies for your companion.
At Chapel House Vets our vets and nurses are always encouraged to develop their skills and special interests. That means not only are there very few areas of veterinary medicine we don’t cover, but also that you won’t have to take your pet elsewhere should they have a specific problem.
One of our vets – Dinu Catilina – has achieved his Certificate of Advanced Practitioner and has a keen interest in small animal orthopaedics (this is the area of veterinary medicine that focuses on the bones and joints). Dinu especially enjoys fracture repair through minimally invasive osteosynthesis techniques and cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) management. Another frequent orthopaedic condition that Dinu deals with in our practice is the so called ‘spaniel elbow,’ or fractures of the humeral condyle.
Dinu also enjoys soft tissue surgery and is popular with the brachycephalic breeds. Numerous English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs have seen him for correction of the stenotic nares or shortening of the soft palate; conditions that are part of the brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS).
If you would like more information about this area of veterinary medicine, or to book an appointment for your pet at our practice, please contact our friendly team in Chesterfield by calling 01246 222232, or in Staveley by calling 01246 477581.