Spinal cord surgery, bionic feet implants, and even a revolutionary technique inspired by the film "X-Men." It's all in a day's work for the Bionic Vet. This six-part series follows veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick, a medical engineer who rebuilds animals using a range of metal structures, implants and groundbreaking procedures. Enter his cutting edge medical facility, where every day, he and his dedicated team face life and death decisions, and dream up pioneering, high-tech solutions to save and improve the lives of beloved pets.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Bionic Vet - Oscar (bionic cat) - Netflix
Oscar is an all black cat owned by Kate Allan and Mike Nolan who lives on the Channel Island of Jersey. In 2009 Oscar had both hind paws severed by a combine harvester. Since then he has undergone a pioneering operation to add prosthetic feet. The treatment has since been considered for use with humans. A book about Oscar's story, Oscar the Bionic Cat was published in 2013.
The Bionic Vet - Accident - Netflix
In October 2009, at the age of two and a half years, Oscar had both the paws of his hind legs severed by a combine harvester while in a maize field near his home in Jersey. The legs were cut between the ankle and the foot. Oscar was later found by a passing cyclist who then brought Oscar to his owners' home. Mike Nolan, an IT manager in a bank, was at home when the woman brought Oscar; he said that at this point Oscar was covered in blood, and he was convinced the cat would have to be put down. He and Oscar's other owner, Kate Allan, took him to their local veterinarian Peter Haworth.
The Bionic Vet - References - Netflix