NOAH provides an orthopaedic referral service for injured or ill dogs and cats from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Our mission is to return your pet as near to their previous state of health before they were injured or became ill. To do this we provide a commitment to do everything we can using our wide ranging facilities and experienced staff to achieve this.

NOAH is part of the McCartney Vets group which also includes Malahide Veterinary Clinic and AmyLara Veterinary Clinic in Artane. The clinics are owned and operated by Dr W McCartney FRCVS.

How We Work

Pets are referred from their own veterinary surgeon usually by telephone call between each surgeon. The local veterinary surgeon that refers your pet will need to be kept fully informed of all the treatments and operations as they will be involved in the postoperative care. As each pet can have a different level of priority of operation we will admit cases on a short or emergency basis.

For this reason, for urgent cases such as fractures or spinal cases there will be no waiting time for appointments. Cases will be admitted and operated on as soon as possible working from a priority care list for each day. This streamlining of cases ensures that your pet is treated in the fastest way possible.

Dr William McCartney

MVB, Dipl ECVS, DSAS (Orth), PhD, MRCVS.

Dr William McCartney

Dr McCartney is a RCVS recognised specialist in small animal orthopaedics and a European Recognised Specialist in small animal surgery.

Dr William McCartney is the principal surgeon at NOAH and has 20 years experience in referral orthopaedics and neurology, with over 62 peer reviewed publications in these areas of expertise. He has been performing total hip replacements since 1990, was the first to do total elbow replacements and total knee replacement in Ireland. Spinal surgery, fracture and joint surgery have been routinely performed since 1992 in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

See Dr McCartney’s publications →


Emergencies will always be dealt with as a priority. In the case of emergencies, please call ahead on 01 832 2843 when possible so that staff and necessary equipment will be ready for your arrival.

Out of Hours Emergency

Outside of normal hours use our dedicated emergency number: