Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is director and chief clinician in the UK’s largest dedicated small animal orthopaedic and neurology facility, Fitzpatrick Referrals.
He is also the Director of the Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue Surgery Centre, the Fitzpatrick Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre and the biomedical engineering company Fitzbionics. He has published hundreds of articles and papers widely and has developed many new implant systems, primarily in the fields of joint and disc replacement and limb prosthetics. He has received the Mark S Bloomberg, BSAVA Simon and Blaine Award and has delivered more than one thousand lectures nationally and internationally. He has sponsored and mentored fellowships, internships, residencies and PhDs for more than a decade and is the first Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Surrey School of veterinary medicine, of which he is also a founding father.
His TV documentary on Channel 4, The Supervet, is broadcast internationally and explores the importance of the human-animal bond in society and our moral responsibility for animals in the context of advanced healthcare. He is the director of Fitz All Media through which he has founded VET Festival and DogFest so that veterinary and public education can further the welfare of companion animals. His passion is firmly anchored in the promotion of One Medicine and he has founded The Humanimal Trust charity to educate and raise awareness of this message for both animal and human healthcare.