Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, originally from Laois, is a world-class orthopaedic-neuro small animal veterinary surgeon.
Noel obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB) from UCD in 1990. Following scholarships at The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Ghent, he went on to complete the RCVS certificates in small animal orthopaedics and radiology. He attained boarded specialist status by examination in both the USA and the UK, with the degrees of ACVSMR, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and DSAS (Orth), Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics).
Noel is the founder of one of the largest wholly-owned independent veterinary referral centres in the UK, Fitzpatrick Referrals. This comprises three hospitals specialising in orthopaedics, neurosurgery & rehabilitation, oncology & soft tissue surgery and regenerative medical & implant technologies, and employs more than 250 people.
Noel has pioneered more than fifty new techniques and many world-firsts. Noel is particularly experienced in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, spinal disc disease, limb deformities, joint replacement, regenerative medicine and limb salvage procedures.
Through his television show with Channel 4, The Supervet, and public education platforms, Noel has been instrumental in bringing the concept of One Medicine to the fore. His lifetime goal is to establish a viable platform for the cross-pollination of expertise and ideas between veterinary and human medicine and he has founded a charity, Humanimal Trust, to promote and fund this important cause, giving animals a fair deal for all that they have given to us.