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

The Moores Orthopaedic Clinic is a purpose-built 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 both vets recognised by the RCVS as Specialists in Orthopaedics, the highest level of surgical qualification in the UK.  They have decades of specialist orthopaedic experience between them and are widely respected in the veterinary world (more below).  At other referral centres your pet may be treated by a junior surgeon at the beginning of their surgical career. In general practice most surgeons providing orthopaedic services have not fulfilled the training or assessment required to call themselves a Specialist. At The Moores Orthopaedic Clinic we can guarantee that you will see, and your pet will be treated by, a 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. They saw a need for an independent clinic dedicated to providing the best orthopaedic care at a reasonable price, and thus 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 Vice-Chair 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
  • 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

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.





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.





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.





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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