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Published: 10 November 2015

In conversation with preeminent academic and thought leader, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, star of Channel 4’s The Supervet

University of Surrey Professor and BBC Radio 4 Life Scientific presenter Professor Jim Al-Khalili will host the next in his series of his 'Jim Meets' interviews with special guest Noel Fitzpatrick, Professor of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, founder of Fitzpatrick Referrals and the star of Channel 4’s The Supervet.

One of the founding partners of the University of Surrey’s new School of Veterinary Medicine, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is renowned for his pioneering surgical techniques and lifesaving surgery and is passionate about the cross-over between veterinary and human medicine. 

In 2005 he opened Fitzpatrick Referrals, the UK’s largest dedicated small animal orthopaedic and neuro-surgical facility in Surrey, employing over 170 veterinary professionals and comprising state-of-the-art surgical, diagnostic and rehabilitation facilities.

Professor Fitzpatrick remains the clinical chair and chief surgeon at Fitzpatrick Referrals operating on a daily basis. He is particularly experienced in minimally invasive keyhole surgery, spinal disc disease, limb deformities, joint replacement and limb salvage for severe trauma or cancer.

Jim Meets... Noel Fitzpatrick

As part of his 'Jim Meets...' series of interviews, Professor Jim Al-Khalili will discuss Professor Noel Fitzpatrick’s distinguished career as a world leader in veterinary care, and explore a variety of topics to gain an insight into his background, profession and passions, as well as his future aspirations.

Professor Al-Khalili said: "It’s a pleasure to welcome Professor Noel Fitzpatrick to my latest instalment of 'Jim Meets…'. Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is recognised and respected globally as a true thought leader in his field of expertise. He has become a trusted source of knowledge and information, who moves and inspires others with his leadership, his life enhancing treatments, his teaching and his passion for superlative care and rehabilitation."

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‘Jim Meets... Noel Fitzpatrick’ takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 17 November, in the Rik Medlik Lecture Theatre, University of Surrey.

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Learn more about the School of Veterinary Medicine and watch a video of Professor Fitzpatrick taking about the School.