Six years ago Channel 4 viewers were introduced to the extraordinary work of the nation’s favourite vet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick. In this brand-new, four-part series, we revisit some of the most dramatic and inspiring cases, catching up with the families and discovering what became of the animals at the heart of these extraordinary stories. The second special episode airs on Thursday 9th July 2020 at 8pm on Channel 4 and focuses on the some of Noel’s most challenging cases and often the animals last chance. “Most of my work nowadays involves using customised implant systems” comments Noel. “Many patients have already exhausted routine options, so by the time I see them it may well be their last chance.” Featuring Murphy, Adam and Peanut.
The nation’s favourite vet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, faces more challenging canine and feline cases in the second episode of the new Supervet series. The second episode of The Supervet featuring Hagar, Loki and Nutty airs on Thursday 16th January 2020 at 8pm on Channel 4.
The nation’s favourite vet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, faces new ethical and medical dilemmas in the second episode of this brand-new series airing on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 8pm on Channel 4.
Featuring Suki, an adorable 5-month-old Golden Retriever Poodle cross with painful elbows; an elderly Labrador called Raffa who has become lame with constant pain in his front legs; and five-year-old Dachshund Zizi, who has suddenly lost the use of her back legs overnight.
In this week’s episode of The Supervet, a lovable and adored ten-year-old Labradoodle called Fletcher pays a visit to Professor Noel Fitzpatrick all the way from Scotland – in need of revision surgery to fix a bad ankle fracture. A Carpathian Shepherd with a severely dislocated hip is brought to the attention of Noel – who suspects it is the result of trauma experienced in her sad start to life. She has three options available to her – surgery, amputation or euthanasia. The nearby charity Wildlife Aid also seeks the advice of Noel and the team when a hedgehog is rescued with two broken hind legs. Only time will tell if the hedgehog will be allowed back into the wild.
In The Supervet this week Rachel brings in her beloved Bulldog to see Professor Noel Fitzpatrick with what she thinks are bad hip problems, but when Noel examines an overweight Buster he discovers that his dislocating kneecaps and cruciate ligament issues are worse than his hip dysplasia, and recommends total replacement of the joint for both knees. Doug the Pug lives an idyllic life but Aimee is worried that his walking has deteriorated over the past six months and he is now doubly incontinent and Sandra and Paul rescued the one-year-old dog Rusty from Romania, but he has bad hip dysplasia and slipping kneecaps in both hind legs.
Mischievous and pampered young Basset Hound Barney is ‘top dog’ in Pat, and daughters Lyn and Michelle’s home, especially since Pat’s husband died last year, but lately, Barney’s been suffering from weakness in his back legs. The girls bring him to Fitzpatrick’s where neurologist Claire Rusbridge identifies an issue with Barney’s neck. Giant Mastiff Tank is brought in to see Noel by Rob and Janet. He’s struggling to walk on both front legs, and missing out playing with the family’s other dogs at home, and Mouse the Miniature Pincher comes to see surgical resident Padraig in this episode’s tale of ‘little and large’.