26th April 2012
Andy Law, our senior surgical intern, is coming to the end of his yearlong internship here at Fitzpatrick Referrals! Andy has been a tremendous asset to the team; and the staff, clients and patients will all be sad to see him move on . Andy will be leaving us to take a rotating internship position at the University of Mississippi Vet School (http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/); a position which provides Andy with a stepping stone towards his dream of specialising in small animal surgery.
We wish you the best of luck with all you future endeavours - keep on saving lives!
23rd April 2012
The first Canine Rehabilitation Institute Certificate Course to be held in the UK took place this weekend at Fitzpatrick Referrals.
The course is aimed at vets and veterinary physiotherapists and the first module, Canine Sports Medicine, which ran over three consecutive days was fully subscribed.
The module was delivered by M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - a recognised leader in this field and each day was a mixture of interesting presentations supported by excellent images and practical demonstrations....
14th April 2012
Noel Fitzpatrick has been invited to deliver a lecture as part of the University of Surrey's 'Inspiring Futures' series on Monday 21 May.
His talk will focus on how best to realise one's potential, irrespective of what subject background students come from.
Noel feels passionately that individuals should not feel pigeon holed by their studies, and that they should be encouraged to pursue all aspirations in life. Noel's philosophy is that if an individual has a reason big enough to follow a particular ambition then they should be encouraged to do so.
For more information on the lecture,...
27th March 2012
Fitzpatrick Referrals is preparing for BSAVA this year with our team of interns and clinicians getting ready to present more papers at this year's Congress than any other practice.
Fitzpatrick Referrals will present seven Posters and 10 Podium presentations - an illustration of our commitment to developing and sharing knowledge for the benefit of all.
Our team of young surgeons, supported by our senior clinicians, are working together to truly make a difference and push their boundaries to expand their academic and clinical acumen. By sharing our work, we hope that we will continue to...
20th March 2012
We promised we would bring you coverage of Indy competing in the Dog Obedience Championships at Crufts this year...and here he is!
Indy was brought to Fitzpatrick Referrals when he had become unstable on all four limbs after turning to fetch a ball. Upon examination and an MRI scan, he was found to have multiple areas of disc disease. Surgery was performed and soon after Indy embarked upon a course of rehabilitation including hydrotherapy, chiro, massage therapy, hill walking, wobble boards and ball balancing.
We were delighted to receiving an email earlier this year from his...