We are driven by the belief that animals are sentient creatures with a right to compassionate care and pain free functional quality of life.
We respect and place great importance on the bond of love that exists between animal and human and believe that our profession has a moral and ethical responsibility to uphold the highest standards of patient care, to adopt new technologies but with an attitude that the animal's best interest is our only interest.
We recognise that technological advance is inevitable and desirable but that the veterinary profession has a moral and ethical obligation to adopt advance responsibly. Technology for technology's sake is not ethically or morally justifiable and just because something can be done does not make it the right thing to do.
We have a duty to offer owners all of the options but to guide without coercion. We take seriously our responsibility to judge the fine line between suffering with hope of recovery where pain can be relieved, and suffering where it is best to say goodbye to a beloved friend. We will never advise intervention because it is possible, but only where it is warranted and justified.
We are committed to the integration of ideas which may benefit our patients, to remain open-minded regarding all disciplines and to produce clinical research for the service of the medical and veterinary communities and those animals who may never be our patients.
We want our practice to be a centre where human and animal orthopaedists share new technologies, creating an environment where medical progress for animals and mankind will flourish together, with freedom of knowledge for the benefit of all.
We can, because we care.