Cats are normally agile creatures, but two-year-old short-haired moggy Charlie has injured his hip jumping off the sofa.

Owners Kate and Adam are shocked to learn he needs a hip replacement!

Other patients include Buzz the border collie and golden labrador Pebbles, both in surgery with suspicious lumps.

As usual, the pets are easy to handle – it’s their worried owners who require vet Noel Fitzpatrick’s calming bedside manner.