The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

Series 13



“This operation’s actually quite brutal,” says Dr Noel Fitzpatrick, wrist-deep in labradoodle viscera. No kidding: the ankle surgery for Fletcher, a ten-year-old mountain of yeti hair and slobbery affection, involves all kinds of drilling, screwing and metal insertion, but if it gives him a couple more years it’ll be well worth it for his owners. They’re foster carers, for whom Fletcher is a key part of the welcoming committee for nervous new kids. There’s another mix of high emotions and a gory operation thanks to Molly, a Carpathian shepherd with a dislocated hip whose “dad”, Steve, is a plasterer and hard rock fan who’s also a giant softie.

No tears but plenty of difficult surgery for the final patient this week, Harry, a wild hedgehog with two broken legs.


Noel treats an 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.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Alex Sutherland
Series Producer James Bainbridge