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The Bionic Vet is a series that follows Noel Fitzpatrick, the vet. The show revolves around his veterinary office in Surrey. Noel and his team of surgeons and nurses find methods to help animals with problems that normally would require euthanizing the animal. Noel

Smithsonian Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes
August 15, 2011
Science & Technology, Reality
Cast: Noel Fitzpatrick
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The Bionic Vet Full Episode Guide

  • Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick must attempt a rare, do-or-die operation that has only been carried out twice. Ianto, a 9-year-old Corgi, has an infected cancerous growth eating away at his foot, and the only way to save him is to amputate. Enter the O.R. and witness the groundbreaking procedure as vets replace his foot with a custom-made prosthetic. Then meet the next patient, a stray Jack Russell terrier whose need of treatment for a dislocated elbow is overshadowed by his need of a permanent home.

  • It will take every tool at the vet's disposal to rebuild and rehab a returning patient and save a cat maimed by a car. To fix cross border collie Sasha's blown disk, Bionic vet Noel Fitzpatrick must engineer a specially designed bolt to insert into her spine. The procedure involves pins, cement and a high-powered drill. Lottie the cat's shattered pelvis requires an equally complex, and very expensive surgery. Insurance will only cover so much, but for Lottie, no surgery could mean certain death.

  • Just over a year old, Labrador Charlie is already living on borrowed time. An aggressive cancerous tumor is eating away part of his front leg and his only chance of survival is a bionic appendage that exactly mirrors his diseased bone. The challenge to Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick is enormous, and across the hall, senior surgeon Michael Hamilton faces an equally large task. Tiny chinchilla, Zippy has broken both of his arms. Can Michael come up with an ingenious solution to secure them back together?

  • The first-ever bionic foot transplant for a cat. An "X-Men" inspired surgical procedure, coined "The Wolverine Technique," to save a dog's leg. It's all in a day's work for Noel Fitzpatrick, a pioneering veterinary surgeon. His trailblazing techniques and dedicated team use revolutionary surgical techniques to save the lives of their four-legged patients. For Oscar the cat, maimed by a combine harvester and Mayo, the arthritic dog, Dr. Fitzpatrick is their last hope, as he is to thousands of beloved pets.

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