Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team return to provide cutting-edge care and compassionate support for both animals and their human families in this brand new season. Life at this extraordinary practice is busier than ever, and season nine sees Noel and his team facing some of their most emotional and technically challenging cases to date while still enabling viewers to share all the pathos, playfulness and intense drama experienced between Noel, his staff, and the animals in his care.
In the first episode, labradoodle Mitzi is rushed in after being hit by a car. Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is concerned she could have nerve damage and Sheila and her daughter Catherine fear the worst. Becky and Simon bring in 10-month-old German Pointer Hector, a much-loved family pet who has been struggling to walk. Options are limited for Hector; he must undergo complex spinal surgery or face the prospect of being put to sleep. And Zola, a four-year-old Leonberger, has been diagnosed with cancer in her front leg. Noel believes he can save the leg by removing the tumour and performing an operation he invented to replace cancerous bone with metal.
Producers and Directors: Ben Borland and Dane McDonald
Series Producer: Lucy Kennedy
Executive Producer: Alex Sutherland
Production Company: Blast! films
The Supervet airs on Thursday 20 April 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4