Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet

Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet: The perfect gift for animal lovers

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 07/03/2019
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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: 9781409183761
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm

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Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Supervet? Definitely!
This is Noel’s story of how from very humble beginnings in rural Ireland he became the much loved vet we see on television today. From the most basic educ... READ MORE
Irene Appleby
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
As expected.
Thanks to NetGalley for a chance to read this pre-publication. I have read most of the "vet memoirs" out there and this is good. It is as if Noel is standi... READ MORE
Christine H.
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Best Bio
Entertaining, tragic and heart-warming. Noel Fitzpatrick's journey to Supervet is an inspiration. An uplifting read for anyone.
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
' Fabulous Book'
I totally enjoyed reading this book. It starts of with Noel's life as a young child, with his wonderful love for his family, his Father, Sean, Mother, Rita... READ MORE
'Bookworm' Review
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Noel Fitzpatrick Becoming the Supervet
Really enjoyed reading this book, finding out about Noel's life and work at the veterinary practice. His love of animals shines through this book. A truly ... READ MORE
Jennifer Turner