Friends Newsletter Summer 2017

Fitzpatrick team at BSAVA Congress Many of the team presented at BSAVA Congress, which this year marked its 60th anniversary. Congratulations to Senior Nurse in Oncology and Soft Tissue Jessica Barnes, Surgical Resident (ECVS) Dr James Guthrie, Surgical Resident (ECVS) Padraig Egan and Chief of Neurology Dr Clare Rusbridge! Also a huge congratulations to Professor Noel Fitzpatrick for being awarded the prestigious Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary medicine or surgery. “I was deeply honoured to receive the BlaineAward at the BSAVA Congress. But this honour is not about me - I would achieve nothing without my wonderful team. Nowmore than 240 talented, kind,magnificent human beings who care passionately about the animals entrusted to our care and the families who love them.”

CLIENT COLUMN Our Jasmine ByAndrew Odak

EpilepsyAwareness Day Fitzpatrick Referrals marked Epilepsy Awareness Day on 26th March with some top tips to help families help their animal friends with epilepsy.We also shared the story of lovely St Bernard Huxley, who was referred to Dr Clare Rusbridge with idiopathic epilepsy. Read Huxley’s story on our website.

A NEW MILESTONE Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue have recently welcomed their 2000th patient through their doors.A huge thank you to all of the team for all you do for our patients!

Human and veterinary medicine together in the fight against cancer Back in March, Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue invited a team from St Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Surrey to help break down barriers between human and veterinary oncology. This is another important step for Fitzpatrick Referrals in our goal is to forge closer links with human medicine and share expertise in the fight against cancer. The team were invited by Sarah Holliday, Senior Medical Oncology Nurse, following her visit to the St Luke’s Cancer Centre along with Emily Ryder, Staff Oncologist. Sarah said:

“I was lucky enough to visit St. Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and spend the day with the dedicated and amazing team.This week, I returned the invite and some of the team came to visit Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue. They were impressed and moved by our facilities and level of care

for our patients. I am proud to be able to say I have met their team and I am continuing to build a strong bond between our hospital and the human oncology facility. This will allow us to continue to expand our service and ensure we deliver the highest level of care possible.We are discussing the options to combine forces to help develop patient care for both animals and humans.”

IN AN EMERGENCY To discuss a case or for any urgent or emergency referrals, please call us

For Oncological and Soft Tissue emergencies 01483 668100 For Orthopaedic and Neurological emergencies 01483 423761 For opening times and more information visit

Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics & Neurology Halfway Lane, Eashing, Surrey GU7 2QQ Tel: 01483 423761 | Fax: 01483 527590

Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology & Soft Tissue 70 Priestley Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7AJ Tel: 01483 668100 | Fax: 01483 668101

Company Registration: Fitzpatrick Referrals Limited 5287667 Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue Limited 08627448

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