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Becoming the Supervet Reviews

Becoming the Supervet by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

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Imprint: Trapeze
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 18 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781409183747

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.

2 stars out of 5
30 Nov 2018

"clinically precise"

Becoming the Supervet: Listening to the Animals by Noel Fitzpatrick (Trapeze, £20) is altogether a more conventional transfer of celebrity (“as heart-warming and life-affirming as the TV show with which he made his name”, the jacket proclaims). Put it another way: Fitzpatrick’s surgery may be clinically precise but his writing is an appalling splurge. Sadly, his veterinary exploits have impeded his romantic relationships. “So, for example, while I have been fixing a dog, a girl I loved has been in bed with someone else. That’s a bitter pill to swallow — and yet I can see it from her point of view. Why should she put up with always being second best to a dog or a cat in a crisis? She also has needs, dreams, hopes and aspirations…” She does?