Noel Fitzpatrick runs one of the most advanced veterinary practices in Britain and is known as the Bionic Vet.Some of the hardest-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge treatments and surgery here, from a team of over a hundred surgeons, nurses, ward attendants and physiotherapists.The series follows Noel and his team as they use their pioneering techniques to attempt to cure pets that might otherwise be beyond saving.
The odds are stacked against Noel when golden retriever puppy Murphy is brought in with horrific facial injuries. And a man drives all the way from Switzerland looking for treatment for a chihuahua.
Noel devises an unorthodox cure for a stray cat with a badly fractured leg. And a cross-breed called Piggy has a spinal problem that leaves its family facing a difficult decision.
Noel Fitzpatrick faces a new challenge when he is called upon to save the life of a buzzard with a broken wing. A couple's beloved labrador turns up at the clinic with badly damaged elbow joints, and a pampered cat that is used to living the good life faces surgery to repair slipping knee-caps.
A Bengal cat called Tia is rushed in to Fitzpatrick Referrals after being hit by a car. Noel Fitzpatrick faces the painstakingly difficult task of reconstructing Tia's tiny bones using a combination of rods and pins. Whippet Wobble, a rescue dog, is so badly injured that Noel has no choice but to perform a high-risk operation, and Alfie, a labrador care-dog, arrives at the surgery in need of help with elbow dysplasia.
The return of the documentary following the work of Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team at their cutting-edge veterinary practice. Their first patient is a young West Highland terrier which has a problem with its paws. Two new bionic feet later, and the poorly pup has a new lease of life. A young husky collie is also brought in after being hit by a car, only for the hip replacement operation to run into trouble, and a lazy dachshund requires double surgery and lots of physiotherapy.
Pioneering veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick gets to work on more animals in need of his help. A puppy is rushed into the surgery after being hit by a car, leading to a series of operations including a skin graft in which the dog's leg is sewn into her stomach. A Great Dane requires high-risk surgery after being diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in its leg, and a Chihuahua has shattered the bones in its paw falling down the stairs while chasing a cat. Can the professor help?
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team fight to save the leg of a much-loved golden retriever, while, a French bulldog with twisted elbows needs a doggy wheelchair and some challenging surgery. At Noel's Oncology & Soft Tissue Hospital in Guildford, a spaniel cross has a tumour removed by specialist Professor Nick Bacon.
Professor Noel and his team face an emergency when a black Labrador is rushed in after being hit by a car. The pioneering vets also treat a cocker spaniel with a bulging disc in its spine and a basset hound that needs its leg straightening. But the dog is also overweight, so the professor insists it be put on a diet.
In the first of a new series, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team treat a giant Newfoundland puppy with a painful knee and shoulder. What appears straightforward quickly turns into a much bigger concern, and Noel and his team are challenged to invent not one but two new implants for her. Meanwhile, a rescue black Labrador called Moogi is in need of treatment for severe elbow arthritis, and a golden Labrador born with a deformed front paw is offered a bionic solution in the form of a unique, custom-made prosthesis.
Noel Fitzpatrick treats a Persian cat that has been hit by a car, requiring treatments involving a skin graft and putting its crushed bones back together. Meanwhile, a rescue dog has a cancerous tumour in his jaw removed, and a young staffie-cross needs treatment for a developmental elbow disease.
A 10-month-old puppy called Albie is knocked over by a car on a family camping holiday is rushed in as an emergency admission, and Noel fears this may be a life or death situation. Elsewhere, a Scottish terrier has a mysterious ailment, and a 16-month-old spaniel, is suffering from severe arthritis affecting both hips.
Noel Fitzpatrick faces one of his greatest practical and ethical challenges yet when he's introduced to Hermes, a tortoise with only one good leg. Can he provide Hermes with three prosthetic feet, using tiny titanium implants? Meanwhile, a rottweiler called Dave urgently needs an upgrade to his previous hip replacements.
A small cavachon is rushed to see Professor Noel Fitzpatrick after being hit by a car. She has a broken leg, but also a serious heart condition. Meanwhile, Simba, a one-year-old Labrador needs help with her badly formed hips, and Tulee the nervous basset hound has diseased discs in her back that leave her in constant pain.
Noel Fitzpatrick offers cutting-edge treatment for Luca, a long-suffering four year old springer spaniel with a painful elbow disease. He designs and creates a special screw for Luca's leg with a system for injecting a bone-growth gel around it, and after an eight year old Newfoundland called Iver collapses, his owners face an agonizing wait for the MRI scans to reveal if anything can be done for the gentle giant. Also Dr Gerard McLauchlan is consulted when young Labrador puppy Bow has a bit of a messy problem.
Five year old rescue Labrador Tom who has a serious wound on one of his front paws and four year old French Bull dog called Otis is brought to Fitzpatrick Referrals after he suffers an accident walking in the park. Also Bailey, a ten year old cocker spaniel was chasing a ball and pulled up in quite a lot of pain in one of his hind limbs.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team return for an eleventh series. In the first episode, Teddy, a tiny Jackahuahua puppy, is in need of emergency spinal surgery after being attacked by a dog in the park, but it is not certain that he will be able to get back on his feet again after the operation. Elsewhere, a Harvey the Bernese has a rare cyst in his elbow, requiring a challenging operation for removal, and an excitable Labrador Juke requires elbow replacement surgery, which will result in a long and difficult road to recovery.
Buster, an overweight boxer needs an operation on his knees, but first Noel and the team must fix his breathing defect - a common problem with flat face breeds. Elsewhere, a pug called Doug requires risky emergency spinal surgery to remove a cyst, and Rusty the rescue dog with hip dysplasia may have to be let go while under anaesthetic. In memory of Rachel Adams.
Noel Fitzpatrick tries to save a tortoiseshell cat's leg by cutting out a tumour that has developed and replacing its knee with a unique bionic implant. Tibetan terrier Beau needs surgery for hip dysplasia. Staffordshire bull terrier Rosie is admitted as an emergency after her back legs suddenly collapse in the park, and Noel performs essential spinal surgery to the diseased discs in Rosie's spine and advises a course of intense physiotherapy.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick treats a Labrador puppy Oscar with an elbow disease, and believes a possible solution might involve fitted plates and stem cell injections. Elsewhere, one-year-old cat Korky is brought in suffering from a crushed pelvis and a broken tail after a road traffic accident, and Raz a Russian Black Terrier with a cancerous growth is at risk of losing his leg. His niece Lishka also get treatment.
This time, Take That's Mark Owen brings his 18-month-old Doberman Arnold, who needs treatment on a limp, into the surgery. Meanwhile, four-year-old Coton-Tzu Benji from Dublin with hip dysplasia may require a double hip replacement, and Border Collie Kyte is brought in needing assistance with a problem with lameness.
Sports pundit Lee Dixon brings his beloved rescue dog to see Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, looking for help treating a limp and getting his pet back to full fitness. Elsewhere, a Springer Spaniel all the way from Guernsey is brought in for spinal surgery, and a Caucasian Shepherd puppy called Bear requires two hip replacements. Last in the series.
Noel Fitzpatrick and his team return to provide more cutting-edge animal care, beginning with a dramatic emergency. Staffordshire bull terrier Lulu has been hit by a car and had her pelvis smashed into more than 25 pieces. The professor's only option is to pin the larger pieces back together in an operation that will require all his expertise. Noel and his team also treat a giant schnauzer called Florence who has a sore knee, and a pointy-eared Jack Russell called Muffin who has a mysterious problem with her back legs.
Basset hound Barney is `top dog' at home, enjoying salmon and venison as some of his favourite treats. But lately Barney's vertebrae have been causing him problems and Noel Fitzpatrick needs to perform high-risk surgery using 3D-printed implants. The professor also treats a giant mastiff called Tank, who is suffering from severe arthritis and needs radical surgery on both elbows, and a family puppy who has fractured his foot jumping off a bed. Now he requires specially developed surgical treatment.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick treats a border collie in a lot of pain with a suspicious lump on its ankle. But the dog's recovery does not go to plan and proves extremely challenging. A short-haired cat arrives with a sore hip from jumping off the sofa, and it seems a hip replacement may be the best option, and a golden labrador is rushed into Fitzpatrick's sister clinic in Guildford with a lump growing on its side.
A two-year old mastiff with a bone tumour in its leg undergoes pioneering surgery, only to return a few weeks later suffering pain in its foot. A tiny pug (Betty Boop) faces the prospect of euthanasia after losing control of its hind legs, but neurologist Colin Driver thinks spinal surgery could give hope, and a Rhodesian ridgeback is brought in suffering from lameness. Surgery seems like the only option, but Noel and the owners are concerned whether this is the right course of action in the long run.
Noel Fitzpatrick treats a six-year-old shih-tzu (Lucky) which can barely walk due to the severe arthritis in its hip and a family Labrador (Bongo) suffering osteoarthritis in all four legs, which is brought in to fuse the ankles on its hind legs. He also helps a four-month-old German shepherd (Mason) with a genetic disease affecting its joints - but the test results are worse than the professor feared and It will require all his surgical skills to repair.
Documentary following the work of pioneering veterinary practice Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, where veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick and his team help difficult-to-cure pets. Noel treats a Labrador (Drummer) suffering with severe arthritis in its elbow, and suggests using stem cells to help with the inflammation, while one of the team's senior neurologists deals with a Chihuahua (Arlo) born with fluid on the brain. Plus, a man comes all the way from France with his Labrador cross (Sooty), which requires high-end surgery for elbow dysplasia.
Baloo the Great Dane comes to the clinic needing an operation on its spine, but when Noel Fitzpatrick discovers the dog has laryngeal paralysis, the prospect of surgery suddenly becomes much more complicated. There are also two Labradors in for treatment. Lola needs a knee replacement, while Piper has a leg tumour that may require amputation. But there may be bad news.
Milo,a two-year-old Bengal cat, is rushed in after being hit by a car, and when it turns out to have a broken back and a dislocated spine, Noel Fitzpatrick agrees to do what he can - but he makes no promises. Storm, the german shepherd, requires a total elbow replacement, a difficult operation using a custom printed implant system, and Mauser, a rottweiler puppy, is treated for a genetic condition that has destroyed the cartilage on its ankle bone.
Noel Fitzpatrick treats Koa, a six-month-old Bouvier des Flandres who is suffering from a badly-deformed back leg, causing huge pain. Elsewhere, Patricia brings her beloved 11-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kwanda, to Fitzpatrick's Guildford hospital with an eye infection that she fears may be the sign of something more sinister. Dr Laurent Findji confirms it is bad news - a malignant tumour.
Noel treats a 11-month-old dog who has a severely dislocated hip which Noel suspects is the result of trauma experienced at the tender age of only two months. Elsewhere, overweight Ladradoodle Fletcher is brought into the veterinary practice all the way from Scotland after previous surgery to fix a bad ankle fracture has failed, and a tiny hedgehog needs treatment on his broken hind legs.
Noel suspects that an 18-month-old Australian Shepherd dog may be suffering from nerve compression, and an 11-month-old pug shows signs of neurological damage. It transpires that she has bone malformation that is squashing her spinal cord. Elsewhere, there is an emergency admission when a Jack Russell puppy called Bella is rushed in with a crushed pelvis after a freak accident.
A French Bulldog called Dave has a spinal deformity, and Noel discovers that not only does he have a genetic malformation of his sacral and lumbar vertebrae, but also excess bone in the pathways where the nerves travel to his legs. Meanwhile, a six-year-old terrier has lost a paw after being attacked by another dog, and the only options appear to be replacing the paw with a bionic implant or amputating the entire limb.
Noel treats a seven-month-old fox red Labrador puppy with lameness, caused by a joint defect called osteochondritis dissecans. He explains that medicine can be given, but in the end the dog may end up requiring a complete ankle replacement or a joint fusion on both sides. Jo has travelled 400 miles to bring her beloved four-year-old springer spaniel Sophie to see Noel. Sophie's kneecap keeps slipping in and out of her knee joint, and despite several previous procedures, the problems persist. After an examination by Noel, Jo faces the further worry of osteoarthritis.
Spaniel Scrumpy is suffering from lameness and Noel discovers he has a collapsed disc and severe elbow arthritis. He already has a chequered medical history totalling six previous operations to his elbows, hip and knee. Meanwhile, there is an emergency admission when a 15-month-old dachshund arrives with a mystery brain condition, and Noel and his neurology colleagues have their work cut out to identify the cause. When his condition rapidly deteriorates overnight, suddenly the life of this much-loved young dog hangs in the balance. Last in the series.
In the first of a new series, four-year-old pug and beagle cross Barney is brought into the facilities after being hit by a bus. Noel fears the wound poses a serious infection risk, and he has lost 40 per cent of the bone in the damaged leg, so he creates an innovative two-tier treatment, involving an external ankle frame for support. Meanwhile, sisters Rosemary and Diane bring in their beloved five-year-old basset hound Albert when they find he is suddenly unable to move his back legs, and ten-month-old Labrador cross Gylly receives treatment for lameness and an unusual bone deformity.
Golden retriever poodle-cross Suki's front legs have developed abnormally and now require urgent attention as the bones of her forearms are growing at different rates, so Noel decides that major surgery is required. Beloved elderly Labrador Raffa is nearly 11 and has become lame with constant pain in his front legs, and Noel discovers cartilage erosion in both elbows. Meanwhile, five-year-old dachshund Zizi is rushed in after suddenly losing the use of her back legs overnight, and an urgent MRI scan confirms that Zizi has suffered an exploded disc.
A 13-month-old cocker spaniel puppy for scheduled surgery for hip dysplasia which will require two separate full hip replacements. Elsewhere, two-year-old cat Jazz is rushed in by mum Sarah suffering from a smashed femur and shattered thorax after being hit by a car, and eight-year-old dachshund Olive is treated after suddenly losing the use of her back legs.
Noel diagnoses the joint condition osteochondritis dissecans in a hyperactive ridgeback named Loki, and discusses treatment options with his owners. Newfoundland Hugo is referred for his hip dysplasia, but Noel discovers issues with his elbow and knee joints, while Carol and Nigel bring their mischievous seven-month-old Havana kitten Zahra following a mysterious accident at home, which resulted in a broken leg.
An energetic one-year-old bull terrier puppy called Apple comes into the surgery with an ankle problem, and Noel hopes a custom-made, 3D-printed implant may give this beloved pet a new lease of life. He also treats a two-year-old Siamese cat with a broken leg, shattered pelvis and suspected spinal injury after being hit by a van, while four-year-old collie cross Rosco is tested for hip dysplasia. Last in the series.