Becoming the supervet : listening to the animals
by
 
Fitzpatrick, Noel, 1967-, author.

Title
Becoming the supervet : listening to the animals

Author
Fitzpatrick, Noel, 1967-, author.

ISBN
9781409183754

Personal Author
Fitzpatrick, Noel, 1967-, author.

Publication Information
London : Trapeze, 2018.
 
©2018.

Physical Description
375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.

Abstract
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. In this inspiring, uplifting and heart-warming memoir, world-renowned veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick explores his journey to becoming 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.

Personal Subject
Fitzpatrick, Noel, 1967-

Title Subject
The supervet (Television program)

Subject Term
Veterinarians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
 
Human-animal relationships.
 
Animals -- Anecdotes.

Genre
Autobiographies

Format
Regular print


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
EppingBook636.089 FITZEppingAdult Biography
ParramattaBook636.089 FITZParramattaAdult Biography