Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet (Hardback)Noel Fitzpatrick (author)
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A must for animal-lovers. Popular presenter and animal expert Noel Fitzpatrick shares a moving, funny and empathetic memoir of his road to becoming Britain’s Supervet.
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
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 36 mm
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“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 Professor Noel Fitzpatrick becoming the supervet he is.
“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. Noel Fitzpatrick's book was wonderful and... More
“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.
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