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A day in the life of a Senior Nurse Clinician

Senior Nurse Clinician Jessica Barnes works at Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital in Guildford. Jess has shared a typical day in her nursing role for World Veterinary Awareness Month…

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A day in the life of an Orthopaedic Nurse

Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Sarah King has shared her account of a typical day in her nursing role at our specialist veterinary practice in Eashing, Surrey. We’ll be sharing more blogs by…

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Meet our Interns – Erika

Our team of interns at Fitzpatrick Referrals are veterinary surgeons undertaking a 12-month supervised rotation with us to improve their understanding of specialist treatment and care in their chosen disciplines. Interns…

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Client Column: Our Stan by Ellie Swinyard

Our Stan, by Ellie Swinyard Stan, aka Stanley Panley, is our handsome 12-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He has been a much-loved member of our family since he first came home…

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Living well with metastatic cancer

To mark World Cancer Day, Professor Nick Bacon, Clinical Director of Oncology and Soft Tissue, reflects on the changes to cancer care for small companion animals and how we’re helping…

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Doing the ordinary extraordinarily well

By Russell Yeadon Through the dedication and skill of our orthopaedic specialists and extended patient care team, we are able to treat a wide range of small animal clinical conditions every day. This…

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Innovative orthopaedic procedures

Alongside our daily caseload of routine orthopaedic procedures, we perform a small number of advanced and custom procedures for dogs and cats where traditional surgical methods may not be appropriate…

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Client Column: Our Bobby by Marc Etheridge

Bobby, our three-year-old Miniature Poodle, had seemed to be struggling to keep up with his playmate, Amy the Toy Poodle, and had started to develop an intermittent limp. Our family vet…

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A poem by our patient, Ozzy

We were delighted to receive this lovely poem written through the eyes of Ozzy, a patient at Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital. Ozzy was referred to us as…

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