Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet

Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet

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Hardback Published on: 18/10/2018
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Synopsis

A powerful, heart-warming and inspiring memoir from the UK's most famous and beloved vet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick - star of the Channel 4 series The Supervet. Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog Pirate providing solace from the bullies that plagued him at school. It was this bond with Pirate, and a fateful night spent desperately trying to save a newborn lamb, that inspired Noel to enter the world of veterinary science - and set him on the path to becoming The Supervet. Now, in this long-awaited memoir, Noel recounts this often-surprising journey that sees him leaving behind a farm animal practice in rural Ireland to set up Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, one of the most advanced small animal specialist centres in the world. We meet the animals that paved the way, from calving cows and corralling bullocks to talkative parrots and bionic cats and dogs. Noel has listened to the many lessons that the animals in his care have taught him, and especially the times he has shared with his beloved Keira, the scruffy Border Terrier who has been by Noel's side as he's dealt with the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of his extraordinary career. As heart-warming and life-affirming as the TV show with which he made his name, Listening to the Animals is a story of love, hope and compassion, and about rejoicing in the bond between humans and animals that makes us the very best we can be.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409183747
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 638g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 38 mm

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Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet is a brilliant and heart touching read about the life, memoir, the early experiences and what led to Profes... READ MORE
sam milner
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Supervet - Super book!
James Herriot's books were among the first memoirs I read many years ago. Since then I've read a few more of this type of book, and recently 3 on the trot.... READ MORE
Julie Haigh
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Listen to the animals
This is a wonderful read. Nicely written by the man with a heart of gold. He just is wonderful at treating animals that some vets would say no chance.
Alison carroll
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Noel Fitzpatrick
100% satisfaction with this purchase & the service provided.Would have no problem in ordering other books this way.
PHILIP SYMONDS
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Christmas present review
I have bought this gor my husband, he loves Noek but I cannot add a review on his behalf. I am sure he will love this book.
Carole Freed
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Excellent book
What a lovely book lots of compassion for the animals and a very interesting life story.
Elizabeth Stearn
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Our Hero!
Crying one minute. Laughing the next. Love this book!
Deborah Eaton
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Shine a little light...
It`s a wonderful book from the first to the last page. Noel Fitzpatrick lets us share his life in an incredibly charming and heartwarming way. Not just for... READ MORE
Tanja Marek
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
For the love of animals
Great read, great book and great vet who deserves the title of super vet. A man who doesn't say no but pushes the boundaries and cares for animals that o... READ MORE
Scout
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Badly written and cliched
I wanted to love this book as I enjoyed his TV show. He may be a good vet, but his writing is appalling and full of awful cliches. It was torturous reading... READ MORE
Tom Davis