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10th June 2013
Della was rescued by her owners when she was just 11 months old, her start in life had been undeservedly tough. It was obvious glancing at her thin body she had been treated badly, her skin and coat were in a terrible situation and she was suffering with a phantom pregnancy. Despite all her hardship Della was a loving, friendly dog who feasted on the love and attention showered on her by her new owners. Della’s agility career started when she was 15 months old and it is safe to say she took to it like a duck to water. During her first year of competition she progressed to senior level, an...
21st May 2013
Fitzpatrick Referrals is delighted to announce the launch of the Fitzpatrick Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre at its state-of-the-art referral centre in Surrey. Fitzpatrick Referrals has been running a dedicated Rehabilitation centre since the practice opened at Eashing in 2007, offering some of the most advanced facilities for small animal rehabilitation in the UK and has now extended the offering to include Sports Medicine Clinics and Osteoarthritis Clinics, creating the largest centre of its kind in the country. Building work has now been completed at the centre and Fitzpatrick...
1st May 2013
Advanced Orthopaedic CPD - Shoulder Arthroscopy & Shock Wave Therapy Fitzpatrick Learning Academy are pleased to bring to you an Advanced Orthopaedic day on 15th May 2013 with Michael Kowaleski who is a Veterinary Orthopaedic Surgeon from the USA. This unique day will offer education and techniques involving shoulder evaluation, arthroscopy and shock wave therapy. Mike Farrell, senior surgeon at Fitzpatrick Referrals, will be discussing the use of Shock Wave therapy at Fitzpatrick Referrals. This one day course is designed for orthopaedic surgeons that have an interest in arthroscopy or...
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...

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