First class service

“Mark Tonzing has been attending Ayres Veterinary Hospital to carry out referral orthopaedic surgery for nearly 2 years. He has provided a first class service to our clients their pets and the referring vets. Mark works well with the in-house team and makes the best use of our facilities augmenting them where required. He has raised our expectations and standards. A professional service carried out at your premises benefiting your clients, staff and revenue.”

Anthony O’Mahony MVB MRCVS Clinical Director Ayres Veterinary Hospital North Shields

Highly recommended

“Mark provides an excellent service at affordable prices. He has contributed greatly to the success of our first year; we have been incredibly impressed with the quality of surgery and recovery of all our patients we have referred to him. His radiographic referral service is second to none and Mark always gets back to you promptly with his advice. I would recommend him highly to other sole charge practices who require orthopaedics.”

Monish Malhotra BVetMed MRCVS Joint Venture Partner Companion Care Oldbury

Attention to detail is second to none

“I would not hesitate to recommend Mark Tonzing to any pet owner whose pet requires surgery. He is highly skilled and his attention to detail is second to none. You can be totally confident that your pet is in the best hands. My labrador had to have a TPLO for a ruptured cruciate ligament. She is now in her third week post surgery and, apart from the incision, you would never have thought she had had any surgery. That’s how good Mark is!!”

Angela Cowley & Phoebe the labrador

Always very approachable

“We’ve had Mark to the practice 5-6 times in the last 12 months. The best I can say is that his service is exactly as it is described on the website. He has given us great advice on the X–rays initially, and then followed that up with a really reliable clinical service. Aside from the benefits to our clients we have found it a great learning experience to scrub in with Mark and learn from him as he is always very approachable. I would definitely recommend his service to others.”

Martin Law BVSc MRCVS Partner Shepton Veterinary Group Shepton Mallet

Matched our high expectations

“I have found using Mark’s services to be of great benefit to our clients as well as the clinic. Mark is very approachable, easy to work with and happy to discuss cases over the phone. And most important of all, the clinical outcomes have matched our high expectations.”

Andrew Planner BVSc MRCVS Head Veterinary Surgeon Zasman Vets Islington

Mark Tonzing BVSc(Hons) MACVSc(SA Surgery) MRCVS

Mark graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 1993. He pursued his interest in surgery and was duly admitted as a member of the ACVSc by examination in small animal surgery in 2000. He undertook specialist residency training in Orthopaedics & Spinal surgery at the internationally recognised Willows Referral Service between 2002 and 2005 & has worked in specialist referral centres for ten years as an orthopaedic & neurosurgeon.

Mark has extensive experience in all aspects of canine and feline orthopaedics and spinal surgery, including significant experience in canine and feline hip replacement. He was lead surgeon of the team that performed the United Kingdom’s first feline total hip replacement, and subsequently the world's first bilateral feline total hip replacement.

Mark has contributed to and co-authored several scientific publications and in 2005 the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association awarded him the Lesley Vaughan prize for original orthopaedic research. He has presented research to international scientific meetings and lectured to vets in the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Australia.

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