Noel Fitzpatrick Autobiography Release 2018
On 18th October in 2018 Noel Fitzpatrick will be releasing his first memoir with publisher Trapeze.
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 new-born 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’s Referrals in Surrey, one of the most advanced small animal specialist centres in the world. We meet the animals that have paved the way through vet school and general practice through to his world-renowned specialist practice, from calving cows and corralling bullocks to talkative parrots and bionic cats and dogs.
Noel has listened to the many lessons that animals have taught him along the way 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 a veterinary surgeon.
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 make us the very best we can be.