Surrey professor stars in The Supervet
A second four-part series of The Supervet featuring Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, one of the founding partners of the University of Surrey’s new School of Veterinary Medicine, was broadcast on Channel 4 in autumn 2014.
The Supervet offered a behind-the-scenes peek inside Fitzpatrick Referrals, the state-of-the-art Surrey surgery where Noel and his team use and develop groundbreaking surgical techniques to save animals’ lives.
The final episode of the second series featured the stories of Ira, a two-year-old Labrador who needed a new spine, and Tom the Bulldog. You can find out more about the programme and watch clips from the show on the Channel 4 Supervet website.
Professor Fitzpatrick, who qualified as a veterinary surgeon from University College Dublin in 1990 and founded Fitzpatrick Referrals in 2005, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his contribution to medical science.
He worked closely with the University on the development of the School of Veterinary Medicine, which welcomed its first cohort of students on the new BVMSci Veterinary Medicine and Science programme in September 2014, and is a key member of teaching staff, passionate about the cross-pollination of ideas and philosophies between veterinary and human medicine.
Read about the Supervet at Surrey’s Vet School Open Days.