The Supervet

Series 9 - Episode 3

Monday 6:55pm - 8pm More4


Fitzpatrick Referrals mainly treats dogs and cats but swans, lambs, tortoises and pigs have sometimes been brought in, too. However, the arrival of four rescue hedgehogs – each of which has a broken back leg – gets the staff very excited. Even Noel gets a bit silly, naming the prickly creatures after the nurses.

After this he has to carry out a routine repair on a kitten with a fractured leg and attempt a pioneering operation on a boxer, whose back legs and hips were smashed in an accident a year earlier. Noel will only ever do what’s right for the animal, but sometimes it’s distressingly emotional.


A boxer dog is brought in with extensive injuries to its pelvis and hind legs from a road accident. Pioneering surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick considers a stem-cell scaffolding procedure - but there are significant risks attached. He and his team also help different animals with broken legs, including hedgehogs, and a kitten that has had an accident at home.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Alex Sutherland
Series Producer Lucy Kennedy