Next Episode of The Supervet is
Season 8 / Episode 5 and airs on 27 December 2016 20:00
Noel Fitzpatrick runs one of the most advanced veterinary practices in Britain and is known as the Bionic Vet. Some of the hardest-to-cure pets from across the country receive cutting-edge treatments and surgery here, from a team of over a hundred surgeons, nurses, ward attendants and physiotherapists. This four-part series follows Noel and his team as they use their pioneering techniques to attempt to cure pets that might otherwise be beyond saving.
Ruth and Chris have spent their lives rescuing stray animals. Can Noel save their three-legged cat Jersey? There's also a dog with a dodgy elbow and a two metre tall Great Dane.
Fitzpatrick Referrals is used to dealing with emergencies. But when a young cockapoo called Orla gets hit by a lawn mower, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick fears the worst. Noel's challenge is to save as much of the leg as possible. Samantha, who suffers from a rare brain condition, has a special bond with seven-year-old Labrador, Scooby. But Scooby has been struggling with pain in his elbows, and Noel needs to investigate the extent of the problem. And Kane, a German Shepherd-Collie cross, is struggling with a bulging disk in his spine and hip dysplasia.
Hetty the Labrador is unique. She is believed to be the first dog to have been trained both as a guide for the blind and a seizure alert dog. Not only does she help Toni, a mother-of-two who is blind, to live an active life, but she also warns Toni if she is about to have an epileptic fit. However, Hetty has become lame on both her front legs, and has been referred to Professor Noel Fitzpatrick. Invasive surgery could mean Toni being without her lifeline. Also, Ella and Rob bring their Rhodesian Ridgeback to Noel to see if surgery can save his leg from a cancerous tumour. And Fitzpatrick Referrals receptionist Natalie finds herself on the other side of the counter when her Tibetan terrier becomes unwell.
A young family rush to the clinic with their Chihuahua, called Darcy, after she's hit by a car. For 18-year-old TaJournÚe, who is autistic, Darcy is a lifeline. Using pins, nuts and bolts, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick must reconstruct the broken pieces of Darcy's crushed pelvis. Banjo, a much-loved seven-year-old spaniel is brought in with problems with his hips. But while performing replacement surgery, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick finds himself in a tricky situation. And springer spaniel Archie, a sniffer dog at Winchester Prison, is lame in both elbows.
The Warden family bring in their one-year-old Saint Bernard, Poppie, who's suffering with hip dysplasia. Having recently lost Poppie's brother to a similar illness, emotions are running high. A thirteen-year-old collie called Tess is rushed to Fitzpatrick's after being hit by a car. And a cat called Bradley has a badly deformed hind foot that makes it almost impossible to walk. Can Professor Noel devise a new bionic paw for him ?
A chinchilla requires surgery for a broken leg, but his tiny airways and bones make it a difficult procedure. And Professor Noel fights to save the limb of a puppy that's been hit by a van.
Tina and her boisterous sons bring in their springer spaniel puppy who has a badly deformed hind leg that requires complicated surgery. Archie, an eight-year-old cocker spaniel has a cancerous tumour on his front paw. His owner Meg faces an agonising wait to discover if the cancer has spread. And two-year-old cat Lily drags one of her back legs. Can Professor Noel get Lily fixed and back climbing fences again?
In this episode, Karen suffers from frequent nocturnal epileptic fits. Her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Pearl has the extraordinary ability to sense when these episodes are about to happen. But Pearl has problems with her knees and is unable to walk without pain. The pressure is on for Professor Noel Fitzpatrick to restore Pearl back to full health. Also, an Irish Setter has a cancerous tumour in his front leg. And a vocal cat called Black Beauty is hit by a car and needs his jaw wired back together.
An excitable cocker spaniel needs some bionic paws. A puppy with a fractured knee must sit still if it's going to get better. And a cat dragging its legs is brought in for tests.
A golden retriever needs ground-breaking cell therapy to fix its cartilage. A cat is brought in with a suspected rat bite that keeps getting bigger. And a whippet is hit by a car.
Noel Fitzpatrick(Noel Fitzpatrick)
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