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Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
I'm sorry to hear of this problem with Bonnie. It sounds as if she has been diagnosed with a luxating patella - a fairy common problem in terrier type breeds. In mild cases surgery is not required as the luxation is only intermittent and doesn't result in pain, however in some cases it does get progressively worse and can cause pain and ultimately arthritis in the knee joint. It can also make them more prone to cruciate ligament disease. In these more advanced cases a surgical correction is recommended.
Have you been to see an orthopedic surgeon yet to discuss her condtion and the surgery? In my opinion the price you have been given is fairly good if the operation is going to be performed by a specialist. I know my practice would charge ~£3000 for this type of surgery so it sounds like you are getting quite a reasonable deal.
I hope that answers your question? Please let me know if you need any further help or advice.
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