• oakwood julyCharlie Sale BVMS, CertSAO, DipECVS, MRCVS is an RCVS and EBVS specialist in Small Animal Surgery. Charlie has over 20 years of experience in orthopaedic and spinal referrals. Graduated from Glasgow in 1991 and then worked in a small animal practice in Bolton for four years where he developed an interest in small animal orthopaedics. In 1995 he moved to the Willows Veterinary Hospital, part of the Willows Veterinary Group, and set up an internal orthopaedic and spinal referral service. In 1997 he attained the RCVS certificate in small animal orthopaedics and began accepting external referrals. Charlie’s services came under the Oakwood umbrella after Oakwood started in 1999. Charlie became a diplomate of the European College of veterinary Surgeons in 2007. He has published articles on spinal conditions in the dog and is interested in all aspects of orthopaedic and spinal disease.

    Charlie is a regular speaker at Oakwood’s twice yearly CPD days and lectured at Vets North conference in 2015 & 2018

    Charlie is currently an external examiner for the surgical components of Liverpool University’s Cert AVP modules and synoptic exams

    Outside work Charlie enjoys Golf, running (finishing the London Marathon in 2018), with the support of friends and colleagues has managed to raise £5000 for hearing dogs for deaf people, a charity he feels a strong affinity to. Charlie is also a passionate but long suffering fan of the Miami Dolphins! 

    Eandil Maddock BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS Eandil graduated from Edinburgh in 1994, taking up a position in a mixed practice in the south of England. A developing interest in surgery took him to the PDSA where he studied for and obtained the Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2002. Following a further 4 years in a senior position in a small animal practice Eandil became the first Orthopaedic Resident at a North West Referral Centre. Eandil joined Oakwood in 2018 in the role of a Clinician in Orthopaedic Surgery and holds the RCVS Advanced Practitioner status.


    • Free verbal radiographic reporting
    • Lameness investigation (radiography, arthroscopy, MRI, CT)
    • Fracture fixation (simple to complex, open and associated wound management)
    • Development disorders/corrective surgery
    • Joint surgery (including TPLO, TPO [hip dysplasia cases at 5-11 months where indicated], arthrodesis)
    • Helica total hip replacement surgery
    • Arthroscopy, diagnostic and therapeautic
    • Ataxia, paresis, paralysis investigation
    • Spinal surgery (disc extrusions, lumbosacral disease, wobblers, trauma)