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Title The Bionic Vet: Ep 3 of 6 / Director: Incledon, James
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary There's a dramatic and unforeseen setback this week which requires an urgent and ingenious solution from the Bionic Vet.The cross border collie, Sasha, has already been given a total knee replacement and she seemed to be recovering well. But, in a totally unrelated incident, a disc has suddenly blown in her spine.Pioneering veterinary surgeon, Noel Fitzpatrick, has to engineer a specially designed bolt and prepare Sasha for her second major bionic operation.Then, when a four-year-old cat, Lottie, is brought into Noel's multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art centre in Surrey, England, he's astonished by her injuries.After being hit by a car the x-rays reveal the true extent of the injuries to her shattered pelvis.Noel thinks he can reconstruct and rebuild the pelvis, but complex surgical procedures can cost several thousand pounds and her owners only have a limited amount of insurance money available to finance Lottie's treatment.Lottie's owners don't have much money but Noel works with their budget. Meanwhile, it's senior surgeon Michael Hamilton's big day, and Noel has pulled himself away from the practice to watch him tie the knot.Noel rushes back to the practice where Sasha is in big trouble. A disk in her back has collapsed and Noel must run tests before proceeding with the surgery.Tonight's episode also takes a tour of the facility and centres on Natalie who'd like a job as a theatre technician. She passes the interview process and assists Noel as he repairs Lottie's pelvis. Sasha's owner, Sara comes in and takes the cross border collie home to recover from not one, but two major surgeries. And Lottie, the cat, is also doing well enough to go home with her owners to continue her recovery.PRODUCTION DETAILS:DCD Rights Ltd - Produced by Simon Cowell
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2011-01-20 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Arthritis -- Treatment.
Dogs -- Surgery.
Pelvic bones -- Fractures.
Veterinary surgery.
Form Streaming video
Author Incledon, James, director
Rand, Jon, cast