Welcome to the Canine Sports Medicine Clinic, independently owned and ran by vet of 18yrs Richard Torr who has specialised experience in racing greyhounds, whippets, gun dogs and other sporting dogs.
Richard performs a detailed hands on examination to check soundness before competition or to find problems. Equipped with modern surgical facilities, operations specific to performance dogs with many documented successful returns to racing are available, including lower limb, toe surgery, muscle/tendon/ligament repair, web problems as well as routine surgery, neutering & dental work.
Canine Sports has high frequency digital x-ray for detailed pictures to diagnose the very subtle fractures that affect sporting dogs, also excellent for finding foreign bodies such as glass and stone in pads.
Vet only medical treatments are available for muscle and joint injuries including steroid, anti arthritic, platelet rich plasma and sclerosing injections again with documented successes.
The clinic also offers advice on other veterinary matters that affect canine performance and offers a full range of blood and urine testing as well as advice on aspects of preventative health care. This includes vaccination, wormers, flea, mange and supplement products.
Richard also sees retired dogs and non sporting breeds for lameness and general problems. Currently we are one of the few "Dog Only" practices which helps keep our canine friends under control.