Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet

August 30, 2019 - Comment

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. 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

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.

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.

Comments

Anonymous says:

If you’ve ever loved an animal, please read this book My elderly mum is The Supervet fan, rather than me (I’m generally afraid to watch vet programmes in case the dogs don’t make it) and last week, I bought this book to wrap up for her for Christmas. I decided to give it a “quick read” first….I’ve devoured every single word. I’ve “scan read” none of it. I’m completely coverted to being another The Supervet fan now and (having only previously seen the odd one or two episodes with my mum or daughter) will be watching every episode of…

Anonymous says:

Brilliant book just over the too packaging from Amazon – see photo! Brilliant book by ana amazong guy. Seen his live show and insight into his life as a vet and a genuinely passionate bloke with a love for his patients an their families.Just not sure why the book needed packaging in such a big carboard box of emptyness!?!? Save the planet Amazon come on!

Anonymous says:

Read in 3 sittings If you like supervet and want to learn more about the man,his vision his ideas then this is the book for you.Very thought provoking,at times heartbreaking in its honesty and at others it makes you smile. This man needs knighting,but I know he’d never think so he’s that humble.

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