30th November 2016
Channel 4 returns to veterinary hospital Fitzpatrick Referrals, for another extraordinary four-part series of the highly acclaimed Supervet, following renowned surgeon and ‘Bionic Vet’, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team of over 250 surgeons, nurses, ward attendants, hydro-therapists and physiotherapists as they help some of the nation’s hardest-to-cure pets with innovative treatment and operations
Wobble the whippet was rescued by the RSPCA, after it is believed she was badly beaten on the back. Her spine is so badly damaged that, if left untreated, she is at risk of permanent paralysis. Noel performs a high risk operation; if he succeeds, Wobble has the chance of a pain free life. If he fails, Wobble’s future is uncertain.
A Bengal cat called Tia is rushed to Fitzpatrick Referrals after being hit by a car which has left her pelvis shattered and her back leg paralysed. Noel must delicately reconstruct Tia’s tiny bones using a combination of rods and pins, and holding them in place with an external metal frame to give Tia’s leg a chance of mending. But Tia’s family face a long journey, involving extensive physiotherapy and hydrotherapy before Tia is fully-recovered and walking again.
Sara’s Chocolate Labrador Alfie wasn’t meant to be a care dog. But ever since Sara became ill with Lupus, a disease of the immune system, he has become her lifeline. When Noel diagnoses Alfie with elbow dysplasia, its Sara’s turn to return the favour by caring for Alfie, but it won’t be a straightforward solution.