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Episode 6: The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

Summary

Spaniel Scrumpy is suffering from lameness and Noel discovers he has a collapsed disc and severe elbow arthritis. He already has a chequered medical history totalling six previous operations to his elbows, hip and knee. Meanwhile, there is an emergency admission when a 15-month-old dachshund arrives with a mystery brain condition, and Noel and his neurology colleagues have their work cut out to identify the cause. When his condition rapidly deteriorates overnight, suddenly the life of this much-loved young dog hangs in the balance. Last in the series.
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Review

Most of Noel Fitzpatrick’s patients only come to see him once, but a few are repeat visitors. Scrumpy the therapy dog has already had six operations but still has mobility issues and needs another major procedure. “I’m struggling with this, ethically,” says Noel. “How many surgeries is too many surgeries? Seven? Eight?”

He’s seen Buster the French sheepdog before, too, having operated on him seven years ago. But Buster is limping again and his owners wonder whether the original surgery has failed.

But there’s also an emergency to deal with: Ralph the dachshund is clearly in a lot of pain although, puzzlingly, it doesn’t seem to be the result of spinal damage.

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  • Episode 6

    The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

    Summary

    Spaniel Scrumpy is suffering from lameness and Noel discovers he has a collapsed disc and severe elbow arthritis. He already has a chequered medical history totalling six previous operations to his elbows, hip and knee. Meanwhile, there is an emergency admission when a 15-month-old dachshund arrives with a mystery brain condition, and Noel and his neurology colleagues have their work cut out to identify the cause. When his condition rapidly deteriorates overnight, suddenly the life of this much-loved young dog hangs in the balance. Last in the series.
    Recommended

    Review

    Most of Noel Fitzpatrick’s patients only come to see him once, but a few are repeat visitors. Scrumpy the therapy dog has already had six operations but still has mobility issues and needs another major procedure. “I’m struggling with this, ethically,” says Noel. “How many surgeries is too many surgeries? Seven? Eight?”

    He’s seen Buster the French sheepdog before, too, having operated on him seven years ago. But Buster is limping again and his owners wonder whether the original surgery has failed.

    But there’s also an emergency to deal with: Ralph the dachshund is clearly in a lot of pain although, puzzlingly, it doesn’t seem to be the result of spinal damage.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerAlex Sutherland
    Series producerJames Bainbridge
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