Five-year-old great Dane Star is rushed to Fitzpatrick Referrals after losing the use of her back legs. She's clearly in a lot of pain and Professor Noel Fitzpatrick needs to sedate her to allow him to determine the cause of her sudden paralysis. A slipped disk in her spinal column proves treatable, but later complications leave Star fighting for her life.
In this episode, 18-week-old cockapoo puppy Henry is rushed into Fitzpatrick Referrals with a fractured neck. A freak garden accident where he collided with a flowerpot has left him paralysed and fighting for his life. Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is forced to perform a risky, and truly inventive, procedure to re-align the fracture in an attempt to save his life.
Black labrador Shiraz is rushed in after being hit by a car. Her leg is so badly damaged, owner Alistair is worried she might lose the leg. As Professor Noel Fitzpatrick fights to save her limb, he's not only dealing with the break but also the serious threat of infection which could limit Shiraz's hopes of recovery. Jackie brings in Rosie, her beloved cocker spaniel, who has been limping on her left leg. Scans reveal a bulging disc in her spine as well as nerve damage. In theatre, Noel faces a tricky situation when the screws don't fit, forcing him to improvise in order for the surgery to be a success. Basset hound Elmer is the much loved and pampered dog of Jacqui. His legs bend out and he struggles to walk normally. Noel's able to straighten them, but it's less easy convincing Jacqui that Elmer needs to go on a diet.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team fight to save the leg of much-loved golden retriever, Mikka. Julie and her daughter Lauren reach out to Noel in the hope he can offer an alternative to an amputation. Lola, a French bulldog with twisted elbows, is brought in by James and Chantell. Lola's legs are so badly deformed that she needs a doggy wheelchair especially designed for her. Her condition is one of the worst Noel has ever seen, and faces difficult challenges in surgery. Tracey and Phill bring in their Spaniel cross, Dali, to see Professor Nick Bacon, after he developed a large growth inside his jaw causing the muscle to waste away. Removing the tumour involves highly invasive surgery. Tracey and Phill face an anxious wait for news.
Cockapoo puppy Maya is rushed into Fitzpatrick Referrals after being hit by a car. Her leg is badly damaged leaving much of the skin dead, so Professor Noel Fitzpatrick has to embark on a series of operations including a skin graft where her leg is sewn into her stomach in an attempt to grow skin around the wound. Holly and Will face an anxious wait as they're parted from their furry baby for the first time.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick pulls out all the stops to give a rescue West Highland puppy a new lease of life. Rodney was born without back feet and with only a thin layer of skin around the stumps he is at constant risk of infection. Foster mum Kelly hopes two bionic feet will give Rodney the chance at a normal life on four paws, but it is risky surgery; if it does not all go to plan, Rodney's future is uncertain.
A Bengal cat called Tia is rushed to Fitzpatrick Referrals after being hit by a car, leaving her pelvis shattered and her back leg paralysed. Noel must delicately reconstruct Tia's tiny bones using a combination of rods and pins, and hold them in place with an external metal frame to give Tia's leg a chance of mending. Wobble the whippet was rescued by the RSPCA after it is believed she was badly beaten on the back. Her spine is so badly damaged that, if left untreated, she is at risk of permanent paralysis. Sara's chocolate Labrador Alfie wasn't meant to be a care dog. But ever since Sara became ill with Lupus, a disease of the immune system, he has become her lifeline. When Noel diagnoses Alfie with elbow dysplasia, its Sara's turn to return the favour by caring for Alfie, but it won't be a straightforward solution.
This cutting-edge veterinary hospital takes life-saving care to a whole new level. With 200 new cases every month, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is back for a third season to help Britain's most sick and injured pets. In this episode, Noel pushes the boundaries of his life-saving veterinary medicine when Katie brings in her pure white Aslatian puppy, Ice. Noel uses ground-breaking cell treatment - extracting and growing cartilage cells in the lab and then re-injecting them - to repair the damaged joint.
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