The Supervet

Series 9 - Episode 11

ADVERTISEMENT

Review

There’s little need for Noel Fitzpatrick’s catchphrase, “This has never been done before!” as he surveys another new batch of patients. The words he utters more are, “Oh… s**t”, as he realises their conditions are too serious to get excited about how unusual they are. Three-month-old rescue puppy Poppy walks with her front legs splayed so badly by dislocations, her face is on the floor; adventurous cat Berlioz has been hit by a car and has a smashed jaw and palate.

As ever, the show is about the owners more than the pets. Berlioz is initially brought in by a man whose wife is too upset to go along; Poppy’s owner is a woman with chronic pain who acts as carer to her elderly father. “I can cope with her being disabled,” she says. “My dad is. I am. She can come and join the family.”

Summary

Pioneering veterinarian Noel Fitzpatrick uses his talents to treat a puppy called Poppy, which has difficulties with walking, and a lurcher called Dylan needs help with a collapsed joint. The programme also features a one-year-old cat that was hit by a car on its first venture outside the house, leaving it requiring emergency treatment.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Alex Sutherland
Series Producer Lucy Kennedy
Nature