Our Orthopaedics clinical service is run by two of our vets, Chris Aylott and Adam Maxton, at both our Chesham and Chalfont St Giles surgeries.  

Chris graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1990. After spending a couple of years in mixed practice, he moved into small animal practice and has been working in small animal practice ever since. Throughout his career Chris has had a keen interest in all types of surgery and is now our most experienced vet. He is equally happy doing delicate dissection in soft tissue surgery as he is using the drills and saws in orthopaedics. 

Adam graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2015. Since then, he has worked in small animal practice, most recently in central London. Adam has completed further training in small animal surgery and enjoys all aspects of surgery, with a special interest in soft tissue surgery.

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  • What Does the Orthopaedics Clinical Service Provide?
  • What Cases Can We See?
  • Prices
  • How Do I Arrange An Appointment For This Service?

What Does the Orthopaedics Clinical Service Provide?

  • Thorough review of clinical history 
  • Review of any existing radiographs 
  • Full physical assessment  
  • Discussion regarding further investigations and treatment options  
  • Surgical treatment options in house if indicated 

What Cases Can We See?

What Cases Can We See? 

The orthopaedics team can see a wide range of orthopaedic conditions including: 

  • Cruciate surgical repair 
  • TTAR 
  • Lateral suture 
  • Femoral head and neck excision (FHNE) 
  • Medial patella luxation surgical options including ridgestop surgery 
  • Fracture repair 
  • Pins, plates and external fixators 

This list is not exhaustive and if you feel your pet may benefit from our Orthopaedics service, please ask your vet to speak to our team, or call the practice so we can advise further.  


Our prices are usually significantly lower than at specialist referral centres and so can be a good option for clients and pets who cannot proceed with full specialist referral.

If you are interested in knowing more about the prices involved please do give our reception team a call or pop them an email at reception@wheelhousevets.co.uk.

How Do I Arrange An Appointment For This Service?

If you are already a Wheelhouse client, please discuss this with your usual vet, who can arrange for you to be seen by the Orthopaedics clinical service. 

If you are not already registered with the Wheelhouse Vets, then please contact your usual vet to request an appointment with our Orthopaedics clinical service. 

A member of our team will then give you a call to book your appointment.  

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