One of the events in The Magic Dolphin’s diary this year was to visit Dogfest, Windsor. Now, you’re probably wondering why a project all about dolphins would want to attend a festival that focuses on our four-legged friends? Well, the answer to that is that it’s not only a festival about dogs, it’s an event that celebrates and recognises ‘hope’.
Dogfest is the brain-child of Professor Noel Fitzpatrick (AKA The Supervet). I shouldn’t think there are many animal-loving folk out there who haven’t heard of this man, or watched with intensity as he battles to save the lives of hundreds of much loved pets every Wednesday evening on Channel 4. The Supervet has become one of the most popular animal documentary style programmes on British TV, and with reason!
Noel Fitzpatrick works tirelessly from his veterinary establishment ‘fitzpatrickreferrals’ based in Surrey.
He specialises in orthopaedics and neurosurgery on small animals, but recognises that cancer affects 1 in 3 animals (and humans), and wanted to provide a state of the art, world-class hospital to change the way that this disease is treated. Continue reading