About us

“People who come to see us are naturally anxious for their much-loved animal friend, but they are also full of hope” – Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

Hope and healing is everything in this world, and here at Fitzpatrick Referrals, we have a team of dedicated individuals delivering world-class veterinary medicine and an unrivalled level of compassion and care.

Fitzpatrick Referrals was founded in 2005 by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick whose vision was to create an environment where it would be truly possible to marry compassionate care with excellence in veterinary medicine. In 2015, we celebrated our 10th anniversary, something of which we are all very proud.

We passionately believe that every animal entrusted into our care should be treated with the same love and respect as if it was our own.  We never stop challenging the accepted norms in life-saving treatment but for us, an animal’s overall wellbeing and emotional needs are just as important as the top-class medical attention it receives and indeed deserves.

Fitzpatrick Referrals is a genuinely unique animal hospital with a team of people who have only one aim, and that is to help your animal friend regain a pain-free, functional quality of life.

World-Class Veterinary Medicine, Hope and Healing

Noel Fitzpatrick talks about his ethos behind the hospital


Our mission

Is to deliver with compassion and integrity the best treatment in the world for every animal entrusted to our care.

Our vision

The vision of Fitzpatrick Referrals is to move medical science forward by providing excellence in veterinary care, creating a better world for animals and for each other.


Our values


We always endeavour to do the right thing.


We challenge ourselves to develop new and better ways to solve problems.


We care passionately about what we do.


We are totally committed to learning and sharing knowledge and information.


We work best when we work as a team.


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