Our initial vet was unable to either localise the problem or get a diagnosis for around a year and Jed was being treated for arthritis. We researched other vet clinics and found the Southern Animal Health (SAH) website which gave us confidence they were experts in advanced lameness. We were amazed that within a few questions we had the likely diagnosis before Jed was even examined, and it took around a minutes examination to confirm he had cruciate disease.
We were offered multiple options for surgery and a thorough explanation including advanced specialist options. We were happy the advanced option was the best and didn’t need a specialist having researched Dr Davids and her expertise in lameness and surgery. The results were always going to be questionable given the length of time that had passed before finding SAH, however we could not be happier with his pain free result. He is back to normal and not grumpy anymore and we run 5 kilometers every day (minimum). We understand there is a 50% chance the other leg will go but won’t hesitate to go straight back to SAH and Dr Davids. The entire staff were welcoming and knowledgeable during our follow up visits and we were kept informed of his progress each visit. Cannot recommend this clinic highly enough.