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Read our stories all about the work we do and the issues we care about.


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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Client Column: Our Jasmine by Andrew Odak

Jasmine, a long-haired Dachshund who we bred ourselves, has always been a very loving and interactive girl who is happy at home with her mum, her step-dad and her extended cat…

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Meet our Interns

Fitzpatrick Referrals has a team of 18 interns consisting of veterinary surgeons who devote one year of their working life to improve their understanding of specialist treatment and care in…

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In conversation with Dr Gerard McLauchlan

Q.  Why did you decide to specialise in Interventional Radiology? I specialised in veterinary internal medicine and obtained my European Diploma in 2011. I was particularly interested in further developing…

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