Specialist vets providing orthopaedic surgery for cats and dogs from across the south

The Moores Orthopaedic Clinic is a purpose-built independent orthopaedic practice for dogs and cats. You will find us in the beautiful village of Upton Grey, close to Basingstoke and just a few minutes from the M3 and 30 minutes from the M25. We take referrals from across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, London, West Sussex and beyond.

RCVS Specialist Surgeons

Our surgeons, Andy Moores and Chris Jordan, are recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as Specialists in Orthopaedics. This is the highest level of veterinary surgical qualification in the UK.  They have decades of specialist orthopaedic experience between them and are widely respected in the veterinary world (biographies below). Andy Moores is also Chairman of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association. Most vets providing orthopaedic surgery services are not Specialists and therefore have not fulfilled the training or assessment required to become a Specialist. At other referral centres your pet may be treated by a junior surgeon at the beginning of their surgical career. At The Moores Orthopaedic Clinic we can guarantee that you will see, and your pet will be treated by, an RCVS-recognised Specialist surgeon able to provide the very best specialist orthopaedic care. You can find out more about specialists, and check to see if a surgeon is a recognised Specialist, by clicking here.

Specialist Facilities

As well as great surgeons, we have a clinic that has been designed from scratch to maximise the chances of a great outcome for your pet after surgery, with facilities that you will not find at your typical vet practice, or many referral centres. Infection after orthopaedic surgery can be catastrophic and so our surgical suite has been designed to human orthopaedic theatre standards with its own HEPA-filtered ventilation system, isolated from the rest of the clinic. And as you would expect, we have digital x-ray and a state-of-the-art CT scanner on site.

Surgical Guarantee

With Specialist surgeons and a purpose-designed clinic we are confident in our low complication rate after surgery and to demonstrate this to you we offer a 12-month guarantee after some of our routine procedures. We believe we were the first clinic to offer such a comprehensive guarantee, although others have since followed!

Highly Competitive Pricing

Because we are an independent and orthopaedic-only practice we can provide a highly personable experience and very competitive pricing compared to the corporate referral centres. If your vet has referred you to us then it is because they value our expertise. And if you have been referred elsewhere, but would like us to see your pet, then just ask your vet for a referral to us, or give us a call.

The Moores Orthopaedic Clinic was founded by Andy Moores and Richard Hoile. Andy and Richard previously established and grew a large veterinary referral hospital near Winchester, since taken over by a corporate chain. Andy and Richard saw a need for an independent clinic dedicated to providing the best orthopaedic care at a reasonable price, and thus in May 2023 The Moores Orthopaedic Clinic was born.

Artist drawing of the Moores Orthopaedic Clinic.

Our team

Andy Moores

Andy Moores


RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
EBVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Andy has specialised in canine and feline orthopaedics for over 20 years. He has spent most of this time in private referral practice but has also held positions at the University of Bristol Veterinary School and the Royal Veterinary College. He is widely respected as an orthopaedic surgeon and researcher and has been invited to lecture to other veterinary surgeons in the United States, Asia and Europe. Andy has authored over 50 clinical research papers, reviews  and textbook chapters on a wide-range of conditions (see below). In 2017 Andy was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contributions to clinical practice. Fellowship is the highest level of membership of the RCVS and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession.  Andy is Chairman of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association.

Andy is highly experienced in all aspects of canine and feline orthopaedics, but he has specific interests in:

  • Canine and feline hip replacement
  • Canine elbow replacement (Andy is the only surgeon in the south of England certified to perform 3rd generation TATE elbow replacements)
  • Cruciate ligament rupture in dogs (TPLO surgery)
  • Diagnosis and management of elbow dysplasia
  • Fracture management
  • Humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF/IOHC) in spaniels

Chris Jordan

BSc(Hons), BVetMed, DipECVS, MRCVS

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
EBVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Chris graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and he returned there for rotating and surgical internships, the latter also encompassing translational orthopaedic research. Chris undertook his surgical training as one of Andy’s first ECVS residents at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists. He subsequently became a Diplomate of the ECVS and a recognised surgical specialist. Chris has also been certified in basic and advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society.

In 2015, following his residency, Chris moved to Fitzpatrick Referrals where he gained exposure to a high number of routine, complex and tertiary referral surgical cases. Chris then moved to North America, initially to British Columbia, Canada, where he spent four years as Head of Surgery at a referral clinic, and then to Portland, Oregon, where he was a surgeon at a busy orthopaedic-only clinic.

Chris has loved working in different clinics & countries, gaining exposure to many different surgical techniques, but he always intended to return to the UK one day.  He is excited to be working with Andy again at The Moores Orthopaedic Clinic.

Chris is happy to see all orthopaedic referrals. He has a particular interest in:

  • Cruciate ligament rupture in dogs (TPLO surgery)
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Stifle arthroscopy
  • Fracture management

Richard Hoile

Managing Director

Richard began his career working in finance in a variety of countries (China, UAE, Bahrain, New Zealand and Canada) before returning to the UK in 1996 and specialising in project finance. In 2006 he was a founding shareholder and chair of Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists Ltd which grew to be one of the largest multi-disciplinary referral hospitals in the country, becoming its CEO in 2014. He oversaw the sale of the business to the Pets at Home Group in 2016, staying on to become the Pets at Home referrals director until the end of 2020.

When not at work Richard tries (and increasingly fails) to maintain his trail-running times, looks after Sita, his black Lab, and is a trustee and volunteer for Serv Wessex, the motorcycle emergency blood delivery charity.

Marie D’Mello

Clinic Administrator

Marie keeps everybody organised and in line.  She comes to us with a wealth of experience in all aspects of administration and reception management and is always a smiling face on the front desk.  She has two gorgeous half Maine Coons and a Boxer dog and likes to spend her spare time with her family and keeping fit.

Emma Howell-Jones

Head Nurse

Emma is our head nurse and has worked with Andy and Richard in the past.  She qualified in 2011 and has worked in referrals since 2014 with a bias to the surgical side.  We are very lucky to have her setting the tone and standards in the clinic.  Emma co-owns Millie the spaniel and loves live music, cooking and eating good food and long walks in the countryside and on the beach.

Amy Jones

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Amy has 10 years of experience from a very busy first opinion practice together with a background in horses.  Her little Jack Russell Eddie is a regular visitor to the practice.  When she is not at work she enjoys time with her young family, is a keen distance runner, and is also a run director at junior parkrun events.

Carly Taylor

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Carly is a highly experienced nurse having worked in a variety of veterinary practices since 2009.  She qualified as a RVN in 2015 and has since gone on to develop her interest in anaesthesia gaining her NCert (Anaesthesia) in 2020.  Before joining us Carly was the Senior Advanced Orthopaedic Nurse at a well-known orthopaedic and neurological referral hospital.  When not working Carly stays fit and healthy with yoga, aerial silks, and country walks.

Karen Tucker

Registered Veterinary Nurse - Night Nurse

Karen has worked with Andy and Richard for well over a decade now and brings not only a cheerful smile, but also a wealth of experience to looking after our patients overnight.  We can always rest assured that all will be well when Karen is on duty.  When not at the clinic Karen tends her rare beed sheep on her farm.

Saskia Hobbs

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Saskia jumped straight into referral nursing on passing her nursing exams back in 2021.  She came to us from another high profile referral hospital and has brought her enthusiasm and experience to the team.  When not at work she relishes keeping fit by running and walking her dog.

Scarlett Beesley

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Scarlett has considerable specialist referral experience having spent the last 8 years at a highly regarded local referral hospital as a clinical lead nurse.  She is also an accomplished horsewoman having competed at championship level on Joey.  When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring the countryside with Inka her dog.

Daisy Clarke


Daisy is the most artistic member of our team with a degree in Fine Art!  She has been involved in a variety of ventures before entering the veterinary field, initially at another high profile referral hospital before joining the team at Moores Ortho.  When not at the clinic she runs a small business selling handmade jewellery, clothing and homeware, and is also kept busy looking after Asta and Wilf, her two dogs, and Morrissey the cat.

Kerry Wootton


Kerry comes to us with over 10 years of veterinary experience across a variety of roles.  She has gleaned technical experience from leading teams of technicians at a couple of high-profile multi-disciplinary referral hospitals and brings a great deal of knowledge and wisdom to the running of our operating theatres.  Kerry has a very active family life with her husband, two young children, and cat called Ralph.

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