19th December 2014
Senior Practitioner Nurse at Fitzpatrick Referrals, Gillian Calvo, has recently been successful in the publication of her paper “Development of a behaviour based measurement tool with defined intervention level for assessing acute pain in cats” in the Journal of Small Animal Practice.
Following the previous success of the behaviour-based Glasgow CMPS-SF for dogs, now generally accepted as a clinical standard for the measurement of acute pain in that species, a cat tool was constructed using similar psychometric methodology.
It has taken Gillian and a team of world-renowned specialists in the...
14th November 2014
Founder and senior clinician of Fitzpatrick Referrals Noel Fitzpatrick will be receiving one of twelve awards being presented to distinguished Alumni of University College Dublin in honour of his outstanding contribution and pioneering work in the treatment of small animals.
Following the largest and most comprehensive survey ever of UCD Alumni, there was a call for UCD to publicly celebrate the most successful alumni across all disciplines and honour them as role models.
A public request for nominations was followed by a rigorous adjudication and selection process whereby awardees were...
13th November 2014
It is with profound sadness that we have allowed our lovely friend “Kayak” to pass away peacefully today. All of the nurses and clinicians involved are deeply sad as they had grown to know and love her in these past few days. We had all done our very best to support her both emotionally and physically over these difficult days, but unfortunately her ordeal had resulted in irreparable damage to her internal organs.
We applaud the kindness of Many Tears Animal Rescue who cared so deeply, and also the wonderfully kind people who rescued her before she came to us. The entire team at Fitzpatrick...
5th November 2014
Fitzpatrick Referrals have recently expanded their Neurology service by the welcome addition of ECVN Specialist Dr Colin Driver who joined in October 2014.
Colin graduated with honours from the RVC in 2008 where he subsequently undertook a one year rotating internship and three year residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery, which was combined with a joint PhD programme with the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Colin, from London, is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of syringomyelia, epilepsy, novel neuroradiology techniques and neuro-oncology.
Clare Rusbridge who has...
9th October 2014
We are delighted to announce that the widely popular and loved TV show the Supervet will be returning to the small screen on the 15th October, 8pm on Channel 4 for a brand new four part series.
The TV phenomenon captured the hearts and minds of animal lovers everywhere when Fitzpatrick Referrals opened its doors for viewers to experience the highs and lows of our innovative veterinary referral practice and welcome in patients with life challenging conditions.
Viewers of Series One will remember the incredible stories of animals from up and down the country, including Thai rescue dog Daphne,...