Listening to the Animals: Becoming the Supervet

Listening to the Animals: Becoming the Supervet

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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.

Title:Listening to the Animals: Becoming the Supervet
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    Listening to the Animals: Becoming the Supervet Reviews

  • Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Noel Fitzpatrick is perhaps best known in the UK for his tv programme ‘The Supervet’, which centres around his small animal practic...

  • Sharon

    I have been a huge fan of the TV show The Supervet, so when I discovered there was a book out about Professor Noel Fitzpatrick I knew I had to get a copy and I’m so glad I did. This is the story of ...

  • Caroline

    A very honest memoir by the famous veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick, who runs largest orthopaedic and neuro-surgical facility for pet animals here in the UK. On numerous occasions he has performed ...

  • Nicola Clough

    I love watching the supervet so much and couldn't wait to read this book. I have never laughed and cried so much at the same time the book is simply brilliant and tells the story of Noel from childhoo...

  • Aoife

    If anyone loves dogs and cats, or just animals in general and the revolutionary ways veterinary medicine can now save our beloved pets from things that could have meant disaster years ago, this book ...

  • Margaret Bamford

    I love this book as it shows how hard he worked to get where he is today. He is an inspiration to anyone who is an animal lover....

  • Alayne Emmett

    That was an interesting book to read. I admire Noel Fitzpatrick and what he does to help animals so reading this was quite an eye-opener as he has had a big struggle in his life to get to where he is ...

  • AnnMarie Lucas

    Such a good book written by such a lovely man!...

  • Michelle

    I truly enjoy The Supervet, a TV show about love and hope. In Listening to the Animals, Noel takes the reader back to his childhood on a farm in Ireland, where his vet dreams once began. The first 100...

  • Janet

    Just loved this book , the man is wonderful.I did feel that he found talking about his early life in Ireland, and his romantic attachments, a little awkward. However the chapters on his patients, and ...