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Koa, Kwanda & Cleo

Series 13 / Episode 1

6th March 2019

The nation’s favourite vet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, returns for another series – facing more life-changing surgeries that will give animals a second chance at life. 

This episode is being broadcast Wednesday 6th March 2019 on Channel 4 at 8pm in the UK

Fletcher, Molly & Hedgehog

Series 13 / Episode 2

13th March 2019

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. 

Britney, Skyla & Bella

Series 13 / Episode 3

20th March 2019

Another week of heart-warming stories of families in need of specialist care from Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and the team at Fitzpatrick Referrals. This week’s episode see’s a prima donna pug called Britney with a genetic bone malformation, an Australian Shepherd dog with nerve compression her lower back and a Jack Russell puppy with a crushed pelvis all seek treatment from Noel and the team. Only time will tell if they will be given a much deserved second chance at life.

Ren, Dave & Tallulah

Series 13 / Episode 4

27th March 2019

In the fourth episode of the series, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is faced with a trio of dilemmas when a tiny crossbreed Terrier suffering from a serious injury to her leg after an attack, a young French Bulldog with a spinal deformity and a Newfoundland therapy dog with a suspected tumour all turn to Fitzpatrick Referrals in need of life changing treatment.

Bertie, Jade & Sophie

Series 13 / Episode 5

3rd April 2019

Sue and Graeme arrive at Fitzpatrick’s with bouncy Bertie, their seven-month-old fox red Labrador puppy, who despite his youth is suffering from lameness, caused by a joint defect called Osteochondritis Dissecans. Graham, an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon himself is all too familiar with implants for humans affected by the same condition and discusses with Noel whether this is an option for Bertie, where a custom-made 3D printed super-smooth ridge is used to fill the defect in the talus, which is the main articulating bone in Bertie’s ankle joint.  Graham and Sue have a tough decision.  “You’re here in time, but only just” says Noel. He explains that they can give medicine and see how things go, but that in the end they may end up with a complete ankle replacement or a joint fusion on both sides.

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