History of Fernlea Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic surgery has been conducted in our clinics prior to 1999 when Dr Hamish Denny was providing a referral service. In 2002 Matthew Linnell joined Fernlea Veterinary Clinics as a primary care veterinary surgeon, he stayed within this role for several years whilst studying and completing his surgery certificate as well as training to perform orthopaedic procedures under the guidance of Dr Hamish Denny.
Fernlea orthopaedics was founded in 2012 when Matthew became a full time orthopaedic referral surgeon providing advice, procedures and treatment plans for small animals with various conditions.
Since then the service has expanded and we have developed further roles within the orthopaedic team to include a surgical intern in 2016, an orthopaedic administrator in 2018 and an additional referral surgeon in 2022.