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Series 8 - Episode 2
Wednesday 6:55pm - 7:55pm
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Noel Fitzpatrick has one very big and one very little problem: great dane Sweeney has an aggressive bone cancer in his leg that Noel hopes he can sort with limb salvage surgery, while chihuahua Twiglet has shattered all four tiny bones in her paw. The latter case requires blue sky thinking to avoid amputation.
Equally challenging (and requiring prolonged treatment) is four-month-old cockerpoo Maya. She’s been run over with the result her back leg is severely damaged and she’s lost 80 per cent of the skin there. The answer, we discover, is something called a marsupial skin flap. Sadly one of the three doesn’t survive.
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?
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Full Episode Guide
Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick: "I walk a moral tightrope between life and death"
Pioneering vet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick fitted Oscar the cat with bionic paws - now he wants to try his techniques on humans...
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Coronation Street: Gemma gets relationship advice from Rita - watch the brand-new scene
Coronation Street heartbreak: see Rana pour her heart out to Kate - watch the scene
Coronation Street: see Gary get angry with Faye for doubting Anna's innocence - watch the scene