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25th March 2014
The annual American Veterinary Orthopaedic Society (VOS) spring meeting this year was combined with the World Veterinary Orthopaedic conference (WVOC) and took place in Breckenridge Colorado March 1st to 8th 2014. Noel has been attending and speaking at VOS for the past 15 years and shares some special memories.  “I remember the very first time I lectured there, I was very nervous and up all night writing the lecture as usual,” he recalls, “there’s just never enough time somehow”; “anyway, I sped through the lecture at a million miles an hour and at the end Dr Gretchen Flo got up to ask...
21st March 2014
Cookie is special puppy. She was born paralysed and was rescued and rehomed by Many Tears Rescue (see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt0dyOqDyMw – nb Cookie was originally called Mocca). It takes an extraordinary person to adopt a disabled dog and Cookie was exceptionally lucky with her new family who not only gave her a home but have done everything they can to help Cookie enjoy a normal life. They brought Cookie to the neurology team at Fitzpatricks and a MRI scan revealed that the cause of Cookie’s problem was a large cyst pressing on her spinal cord. The cyst was removed by...
17th March 2014
We are hugely proud to have one of our nursing team speaking at this years BSAVA congress. Fraje carried out a research project during her final year of her nursing degree investigating the accuracy of different temperature monitoring system and will present the results at this years BSAVA Congress! Visit our website for the full story!   The abstract Fraje submitted was from my her final year research project at Royal Veterainry College and measures the accuracy of a tympanic membrane thermometer and rectal thermometer compared to core oesophageal (considered gold standard in this study...
16th March 2014
When the radiographs for Mika popped up on the screen we immediately knew this would be no ordinary fracture repair. Mika’s fractured radius measured just 4mm across and her ulna was only 2.5mm across; far too small for any of the conventional fracture repair systems we have sitting on the shelf! With a quick call to our instrument supplier we managed to source a new 1.0mm plating kit that was just small enough to accommodate Mika’s tiny bones. The new kit arrived the special delivery the next morning and we were taken back by how miniscule it was – the screws in the kit were so small you...
21st February 2014
We had tears of joy and also sadness at Fitzpatrick's as much loved patient Morgan finally went home. Morgan came to Fitzpatricks neurology team in October with an ascending paralysis. With no warning he lost the use of his hind limbs and within 24 hours was unable to even lift his head! He had a condition called acute polyradiculoneuritis which is similar to a human condition called Gullain Barré syndrome (you can read more about the human condition here http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/guillain-barre-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx).Knowing that many dogs can recover if given appropriate...

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