In this week’s episode of The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick treats a a Bernese Mountain Dog with an exploded spinal disc, a Pappilion with polyarthritis and a German Shepherd in need of a bionic foot.
Caroline arrives at Fitzpatrick’s with fourteen of her rescue dogs, including Cookie, a tiny 4-year-old Papillion. Cookie has developed polyarthritis that has destroyed the cartilage in her elbows. Noel offers Cookie a double total knee replacement – the smallest he has done yet.
It’s finally time for 2-year-old German Shepherd Max to undergo surgery to give him a specially designed bionic foot. He lost his left foot when he was crushed by a car in Romania, but a local charity rescued him and he’s been given a second chance by his adoptive family Julie and Andy.
14 month old Bernese Mountain dog Guinness is rushed in by Alice and Glen after he is suddenly unable to stand. Noel discovers that an exploded disc in his spine is spreading infection and crushing his spinal cord. There is an anxious wait ahead for Guinness’s family as Noel attempts to reconstruct the damaged spine.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is a world-class orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon, Founder and Managing Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals and Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey
Founded in 2005 by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Referrals is dedicated to creating an environment where it would be truly possible to marry compassionate care with excellence in veterinary medicine.