Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, known to millions as the Supervet, is originally from Co Laois, and is a world leading orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon. Noel is globally recognised as a true thought leader in the field of veterinary medicine and surgery. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals, the UK’s largest dedicated small animal orthopaedic and neuro-surgical facility in Surrey, and Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. In 2009 he became the first veterinary surgeon in the world to successfully apply a cutting edge amputation prosthesis (called a PerFiTS) to a cat called Oscar who had lost both front paws in an accident. In 2015 Noel and Oscar each received a Guinness World Record for the achievement.