What is canine-biomechanics
Orthovet is a special clinic for acute and chronic orthopedic diseases and spinal disorders in dogs. In addition, we are specialized for acute and chronic pain disorders and pain-related skin diseases. Through our specialization we are able to do static and dynamic X-ray images of the spine and joints. The dynamic X-ray images of the cervical and lumbar spine can if needed for diagnostic purposes be done in a "standing" position.
The dynamic X-ray images of the cervical and lumbar spine can if needed for diagnostic purposes be done in a "standing" position. For the diagnostic tool, it can show the subluxation in the spine, and if so, give the pathway of the treatment!
Skizze eines stehenden Tangential-Röntgens
In addition, Dr. Patrick Blättler Monnier is as well involved in various research projects on biomechanics and movements of the dog as well as diagnosis of chronic pain processes.
A newly created master's thesis on the innervation of the small vertebral joints in dogs, which was initiated by Dr. Patrick Blättler Monnier underpinned this clear.
Radiological assessment of X-ray image
I repeatedly been asked to assess an X-ray image and thus to measure the orthopedic problems of a dog.
Caution an X-ray does not speak!
In order to assess an X-ray image and to interpret this in relation to the clinical symptoms of the dog, it requires an orthopedic and neurological examination and an assessment of the gait of the dog!! Missing this requirement an X-ray image is not serious to assess. I ask for your understanding when I regarding assessing an X-ray image and possibly clinical orthopedic problems of your dog thus cannot meet your request and also cannot answer it.
Assessment from gait images on video sequences
The same statement from above applies for assessing a transmitted video sequences. This is aggravated by that most sequences disregard the circumstances of the subsurface. I ask for your understandings, that an assessment of a video sequence without orthopedic and neurological examination only leads to speculation and thus is not assessed by me.
Dr. med. vet.
Patrick Blättler Monnier
Tel. 061 903 11 11
Fax 061 903 11 13
Open hours Vet practice
Mon 8-13 Uhr und 14-17 Uhr
Tue 8-13 Uhr und 15-19 Uhr
Wed 8-13 Uhr
Thu 8-13 Uhr und 14-17 Uhr
Fri 8-15 Uhr
Mon 8-10 Uhr und 14.15-16 Uhr
Tue 8-10 Uhr und 15.30-17.30 Uhr
Wed 8-11 Uhr
Thur 8-10 Uhr und 14.15-16 Uhr
Fri 8-11 Uhr
Holiday Orthovet 2016
holiday Fri 25.03 - Sun 03.04.2016
Summer holiday Sat 13.06 - Sun 10.07.2016
Autumn holidaySat 03.10 - Sun 16.10.2016
Christmas holiday Wed 23.12 - Sun 08.01.2017
Payment and tariff
Your pet is of most importance. To maintain this, we would like to draw your attention to our direct payment.
Payments are by cash, Maestro (debit card), Postcard and credit cards accepted.
We comply with the tariff recommendations of the Swiss Society of Veterinarians (GST). The costs are based on the time that we need for your dog / cat, as well as to the nature and extent of examination and treatments that we have to perform. We like to discuss with you the costs before the examination so that you can decide which tests and treatments you want.