Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, originally from Laois, Ireland, is a world-class orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon and managing director of one of the largest veterinary referral centres in the UK, Fitzpatrick Referrals.
Noel obtained his Bachelor of veterinary medicine from University College Dublin in 1990. Following scholarships at The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Ghent, he went on to complete the RCVS certificates in small animal orthopaedics and radiology.
Noel has attained boarded specialist status by examination in both the USA and the UK, with the degrees of ACVSMR, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and DSAS(Orth), the Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics).
In 2005 he opened Fitzpatrick Referrals, the UK’s pre-eminent and largest dedicated small animal orthopaedic and neuro-surgical facility in Surrey, employing over 200 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 arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, spinal disc disease, limb deformities, joint replacement and limb salvage for severe trauma or cancer.
Noel’s incredible skills were first shown in BBC1’s 2010 show ‘The Bionic Vet’. Since 2014 he has starred in C4’s hit show ‘The Supervet’ currently in its 6th series.
Noel is also the founder of the Humanimal Trust, as well as the annual dog shows Dog Fest, and the One Live concert.
Date: 2014-2016Production (role): The SupervetCompany: Channel 4
Date: 2010Production (role): The Bionic VetCompany: BBC