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Published: 31 May 2013

Inspiring future vets at the Surrey County Show

Talk by Bionic Vet draws crowds to Surrey stand.

Hundreds of people enjoyed a glimpse into life at the University of Surrey during the Surrey County Show.

At the University’s stand, featured lecturers included our School of Veterinary Medicine partner and ‘Bionic Vet’ Noel Fitzpatrick, from Fitzpatrick Referrals.  Noel gave family-friendly talks to the public about his career as a vet and the pioneering work he undertakes in his Surrey-based small animal practice and surgery.

During his talk, Noel shared his passion for the work of vets in society and the lifesaving operations he performs on animals of all shapes and sizes. He also demonstrated a mock surgical procedure on the University of Surrey’s mascot, Steve the Stag.

As well as learning more about the new School of Veterinary Medicine, which takes its first students  in 2014, visitors to the stand listened to poetry readings and watched some fun demonstrations looking at the science of rainbows, giant space gherkins and sleep. Staff from Surrey Sports Park carried out fitness demonstrations throughout the day.

The School of Veterinary Medicine also sponsored the very popular Companion Dog Show.

You can listen to podcasts from the Surrey County Show, including one featuring Karen Porter, Head of PR and Communications at the University of Surrey, here.