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11th April 2013
When the Wildlife Aid Foundation gave us a call to help them with an unusual patient we immediately offered to help the injured patient. Dogs and cats are the mainstay of the patients we see at Fitzpatrick Referrals but the depth of surgical experience at the clinic and the huge variety of orthopaedic instrumentation at our disposal means we can adapt our usual approach to help almost any small animal. In this case we were called to help a beautiful Buzzard. The Buzzard is now the most wide-spread bird of prey in the UK and they can be spotted soaring above both the urban and rural landscapes...
1st April 2013
Bumblebee is a one-year four-month-old Basset Hound that first presented to Fitzpatrick Referrals on 23rd December 2011. Bumblebee was born with a birth defect which meant that she had no foot on the left front leg. She had one toe rather than a full foot and had no pads to walk on. This is a condition called ectrodactyly and is illustrated in the radiograph opposite. Because Bumblebee is a Basset Hound with a very deep chest she was going to find it very difficult to manage on three legs as her other front leg is understandably short and stumpy and therefore she would tend to drag her...
26th March 2013
Fitzpatrick Referrals is delighted to announce that the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida will return to the practice this Autumn to bring veterinary surgeons and physiotherapists the full Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification programme. Registration is now open for two of three courses required for the Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification (CCRT): ‘Canine Sports Medicine’ from September 7 – 9 and ‘Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation’ from October 11 – 15. The third part of the course, ‘The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist’ will run early 2014, with dates still to be...
6th November 2012
This year, for the first time, London Vet Show will be hosting as series of six exclusive breakout sessions where delegates will have the opportunity to meet with Noel Fitzpatrick from Fitzpatrick Referrals to explore the journey of advanced orthopaedics and discuss any aspect of this area of veterinary surgery with Noel.  The free half hour ‘Veterinary Bionics – The Future of Orthopaedics’ sessions will be held on Friday 16th November in the Henley Suite at Olympia at the following times: 10am, 11am, midday, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Fitzpatrick Referrals shot to media attention in BBC One’s ‘...
16th October 2012
We are looking for a passionate and motivated Ward Auxiliary to become part of our 90+ strong team who each day dedicate their working lives to providing the best compassionate care, surgical excellence and rehabilitation for small animals anywhere in the world. Visit out recruitment section for more information : http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/recruitment?tid=All  

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