Orthopaedics & Soft Tissue Surgery

South Lincs Vet Group is pleased to inform the local veterinary colleagues that we are now able to offer a referral service at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital.
We are mainly accepting referrals in Small Animal Surgery but more services will be added as we expand our skills and equipment.
The surgery service is offered by Dr. Luciano Nebiante MVB MRCVS PGCertSAS.

Luciano graduated from the University of Naples in Italy and moved to the UK in 2009.
He has worked in a variety of roles across England from East Yorkshire to Essex and was awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2016.
His other main interests are emergency/critical care and minimally invasive techniques like endoscopy

The following provides a flavour of the surgical services that we offer:

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Lameness Investigations
  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Patella luxation
  • Fracture repair

We typically ask to see cases back at 10-14 days and again at 2 months post-operatively for check ups and for follow up radiography where this is indicated.

Fig. 1: Cranial cruciate ligament disease in a 6 years old 38 kg male neutered Labrador Retriever treated with TTA.

Fig. 2 and 3: Comminuted fracture of the tibia and fibula in a 4.2 kg female neutered DSH repaired with plate-rod technique.

Soft Tissue & General Surgery

  • Complex wound reconstruction
  • Neoplastic surgery
  • Ear canal surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Perineal herniarraphy

Some surgical oncology cases are also treated with chemotherapeutic agents. These may be administered via the home practice or by ourselves, as appropriate.

Fig. 4 and 5: Large Haemangiosarcoma excised from under the latissimus dorsi muscle in a 5 year old male neutered 16.5 kg Cocker Spaniel.

We can also help in the investigation and case planning for ...

  • Unexplained weight loss / inappetance
  • Pyrexia
  • Suspected hyperadrenocorticism
  • Abdominal masses / pain / distension
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Dysuria / haematuria
  • Jaundice
  • Anaemia
  • Elevated liver enzymes or bile acids
  • PU/PD
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Prostate, spleen, pancreas, renal, liver or GIT issues
  • Problematic otitis cases
  • Anal furunculosis

    Referral Procedure and case advice
    We are readily available for advice, to give quotes and to take referrals,
    We can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

We can be contacted by:

We are friendly and easy going! There is no need to waste your valuable time on long-winded formal letters. We just need the relevant case notes, plus any relevant lab results and radiographs.
We can do the leg-work of ringing the client, booking an appointment, ensuring food is with-held, helping with directions and answering any questions the owner may have in advance of coming to us.
We are very flexible, and aftercare can be either with the referring practice or with ourselves.

If you would like to know more about our services or would like to discuss a case with our team please do not hesitate to contact us.


01205 345 345

Your call may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes


Sutterton Veterinary Hospital
Station Road
PE20 2LF

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 7pm
Saturdays 8.30am - 5pm
Sundays 9am - 3pm

Closed only on Easter Sunday, Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day.
Our 'normal' Sunday hours apply on all other bank holiday days and Christmas Eve / New Years Eve. Fees are the same at the weekends as midweek so this is a genuine 7 day service.
You will not get any additional charges for it being a weekend.