The Bionic Vet

The Bionic Vet
Rens Hageman
Rens Hageman

The Bionic Vet - Noel Fitzpatrick… The Supervet!

Hard-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge care from Noel Fitzpatrick, the ‘Bionic Vet’, and his crack veterinary team. The TV Show follows Noel Fitzpatrick and the team at Fitzpatrick Referrals over a year, sharing with the world the highs and lows of a working veterinary practice, and to explore the power of unconditional love between people and their animal family. Fixed rig cameras in the practice’s waiting room and behind the scenes at the practice capture the raw emotion, the drama, and the playfulness of Noel and his staff as they treat the pets in their care. Added to this are the amazing scenes in the operating theatre, and powerful interviews that candidly reveal the sentiment, pathos and humour of these stories. The Supervet continues to show how by giving back to our animal friends, we are making the world a better place one pet at a time.

Fitzpatrick Referrals

Founded in 2005 by Noel, Fitzpatrick Referrals is dedicated to creating an environment where it would be truly possible to marry compassionate care with excellence in veterinary medicine. Fitzpatrick Referrals is a place where it would be possible to push the boundaries of veterinary medicine and allow animals to regain a pain free functional quality of life.

Super hospital just for animals

With it’s sterile white walls, flat screen televisions and glass doors this could easily be a flagship new NHS super-hospital – but in fact it is a vets surgery. Run by renowned vet Dr Noel Fitzpatrick, who recently featured in the recent BBC1 series The Bionic Vet, the spotless state-of-the-art surgery is described as “the world’s first luxury animal wards” by its owners.

Better than a human hospital

vetIn an age where people in human hospitals have to disinfect their hands with alcohol when moving between wards, the new wards boasts bacteria resistant walls and floors, underfloor heating, radios and air conditioning optimised designed to minimise the possibility of infection. A spokesperson for Fitzpatrick Referrals, said: “The practice aims to provide a holistic approach to pet recovery, from diagnosis and treatment through to rehabilitation, and these new state-of-the-art animal wards demonstrate the practice’s ongoing commitment to providing the very best level of care.” Instead of the normal gates or bars found on the front of kennels, glass doors allow the animals a wide field of view for the animals designed to make them feel more at home and less like they are in a small cell. While their human counterparts tend to have to pre pay for their entertainment systems, or rely on visits from there relatives during visiting hours, the animals will find each kennel has a radio installed and many are equipped with televisions to provide auditory and visual stimulation. The surgery based in Surrey say this is to provide a more homelike environment for the patients. The flatscreen TVs, mounted on the walls of the kennels sit alongside plush carpets to leave cats and dogs in the ultimate comfort. Windows and night time dimmers provide a daily rhythm to help comfort anxious animals and help those with separation anxiety tosettle. Loved ones can rest assure that their pets will be constantly monitored, with webcams installed in every kennel, allowing round the clock monitoring, while those on an NHS ward often rely on the rounds of a nurse to check on their comfort. While many kennels can look like mini prisons, with those looking after the animals sorting through a mound of keys to open cells, the new kennels are opened by a simple push of a button. The amazing wards were opened by singer and actor Michael Ball, along with his dog Freddie (pictured above), who is himself recovering from a revolutionary hip operation.

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