July 2013

Pet of the Month: 
Joey Harrison
Joey Harrison: Enjoying our rare summer sunshine

Joey, a  9 years 5 month old male Golden Retriever, enjoying our rare summer sunshine.

British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association (BVRSMA) CPD Day: Focus on forelimb lameness

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 09:00
£60 for BVRSMA members, £80 for non-members

We will start the day with an illuminating overview of orthopaedic and neurological examination of the lame dog via video journey with Noel Fitzpatrick. Later, we will focus on forelimb lameness from a rehabilitation perspective. Lectures will take place from 9am to 4pm and BVRSMA members are invited to attend our AGM from 4pm to 5pm.

From Jake and the Watkins family

Thank you for all the hard work and effort to fix Jake’s hip.  The transformation is amazing. 
Jake can now look forward to a full and painfree life.

You have all been so kind and caring.  Jake will miss you all.  We will keep in touch and I will update you with his progress.

Many Thanks once again.


Emily, Kris, Poppy and Bear

Thankyou so much for all you have done for Poppy. There was a time when she couldn't walk more than 100 yards without limping in agony, and now she is back to running around like a lunatic! She has loved coming to see you, especially playing on the treadmill. You ladies really do a wonderful job and we can't thank you enough"  

Thanks, Willow and Family

Thank you to all the staff who have treated and cared for Willow-he will be back after the next leg op!

Gemma Osmond

I had been recommended the clinic from friends with dogs who had quite serious mobility problems that they'd helped sort out”

Reuben Howe

I would like to thank the staff at The Smart Clinic for making my leg better-my walks are now lovely.  


Pets Age: 
3 year old
Pet Type: 
Male, Border Collie
Strain of the iliopsoas muscle
Acupuncture, physiotherapy, and ultrasound

Turf first presented at the SMART Clinic in July 2011. Although he had competed successfully in 2010, his performance had deteriorated and subsequently he started to limp on both hind legs. Jayne, his owner, had developed a good working relationship with Turf since he was a pup and recognised immediately that something was wrong, despite the fact that he remained extremely keen to work. A visit to her local veterinary surgeon failed to identify the source of his lameness and he responded poorly to the conventional remedy of rest and pain killing medication.