Stephen Hawking's Broken Leg

Stephen Hawking the harrier hawk arrived at the Veterinary Centre Oamaru after a courier driver found him on the road with a broken leg.  Stephen was otherwise unharmed.  Felicity, one of our orthopaedic surgeons took on a challenging task of repairing Stephen's leg.  She repaired the fracture using external fixator.  He then spent 3 months in a rehab facility until x-rays showed the leg had healed.  Stephen is currently at a second larger centre learning to fly again before he can be released back into the wild.  Thanks to the courier driver and Felicity's surgical skills his prospects of a full recovery are excellent.