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Episode 5: The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

Summary

Noel treats a seven-month-old fox red Labrador puppy with lameness, caused by a joint defect called osteochondritis dissecans. He explains that medicine can be given, but in the end the dog may end up requiring a complete ankle replacement or a joint fusion on both sides. Jo has travelled 400 miles to bring her beloved four-year-old springer spaniel to see Noel. The pooch's kneecap keeps slipping in and out of her knee joint, and despite several previous procedures, the problems persist. After an examination by Noel, Jo faces the further worry of osteoarthritis.
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Review

When a dog’s owner is an orthopedic surgeon, you’d assume they’d be pretty pragmatic about their pet’s joint disorder and what needs to be done to fix it.

But although Graham talks very knowledgeably to Noel about Bertie’s osteochondritis dissecans (a painful condition that also occurs in humans), he surprises the vet by getting emotional about his boisterous young fox red labrador. “Gosh, he’s so soppy!” Noel laughs. But what Graham finds even harder to cope with is Bertie’s mournful post-op expression and whimpers.

Also in Noel’s surgery is Sophie, a springer spaniel who’s already had several procedures on her slipping kneecap, and rescue cat Jade, who has a deformed back leg.

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  • Episode 5

    The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

    Summary

    Noel treats a seven-month-old fox red Labrador puppy with lameness, caused by a joint defect called osteochondritis dissecans. He explains that medicine can be given, but in the end the dog may end up requiring a complete ankle replacement or a joint fusion on both sides. Jo has travelled 400 miles to bring her beloved four-year-old springer spaniel to see Noel. The pooch's kneecap keeps slipping in and out of her knee joint, and despite several previous procedures, the problems persist. After an examination by Noel, Jo faces the further worry of osteoarthritis.
    Recommended

    Review

    When a dog’s owner is an orthopedic surgeon, you’d assume they’d be pretty pragmatic about their pet’s joint disorder and what needs to be done to fix it.

    But although Graham talks very knowledgeably to Noel about Bertie’s osteochondritis dissecans (a painful condition that also occurs in humans), he surprises the vet by getting emotional about his boisterous young fox red labrador. “Gosh, he’s so soppy!” Noel laughs. But what Graham finds even harder to cope with is Bertie’s mournful post-op expression and whimpers.

    Also in Noel’s surgery is Sophie, a springer spaniel who’s already had several procedures on her slipping kneecap, and rescue cat Jade, who has a deformed back leg.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    ContributorNoel Fitzpatrick

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerAlex Sutherland
    Series producerJames Bainbridge
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