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It has been 30 years since Noel Fitzpatrick graduated as a veterinary surgeon and that 22-year-old from Ballyfin, Ireland, is now one of the leading veterinary surgeons in the world. The journey to that point has seen Noel treat thousands of animals - many of whom were thought to be beyond help - animals that have changed his life and the lives of those around them, for the better.

If the number one Sunday Times best seller Listening to the Animals was about Noel's path to becoming The Supervet, then How Animals Saved My Life is about what it's like to actually be The Supervet. Noel shares the moving and often funny stories of the animals he's treated and the unique 'animal people' he has met along the way. He reflects on the valuable lessons of integrity, care, love and hope that they have taught him - lessons that have sustained him through the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of a profession where lives are quite literally at stake.

As Noel explores what makes us connect with animals so deeply we meet Peanut, the world's first cat with two front bionic limbs, Murphy, the adorable golden retriever puppy who suffered a terrible accident and Brody the Terminator dog with a metal endoskeleton - and of course his beloved companions Ricochet the Maine Coon and Keira the scruffy Border Terrier who is always by his side. Honest and deeply personal, this is about how animals have saved Noel's life - and can yours too.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Professor Noel Fitzpatrick (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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A beautiful piece of now

I giggled, I cried, I smiled and I laughed out loud but most of all I held onto my best friend, my love and I savoured every wriggle and nuzzle and lick. A beautiful honest and heart warming triumph.

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cannot recommend this enough

Omg Noel listened to the first chapter your voice is like silky honey oozing around my mind slipping down coating my heart ❤ with warm loving glow every word bring smiles or sadness as you speak enveloping us with your compassion understanding and dreams your words spoken with brutal but beautiful honesty you enable us to crawl inside and see your soul you give us depth and understanding of your inner psyche helping us understand how and what makes you tick.
I cannot wait to continue listening and learning more I highly recommended this audiobook to everyone you will not be disappointed.

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Emotionally draining.

I did enjoy this book, but found the central message was repeated so much that one become anaesthetised to it. It plays on your pet-owning emotions to the point where you become drained.

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Why use 10 words when 50 long “fancy” ones will do.

I had enjoyed Noel’s previous book but this once just came across as a number of lectures at mankind. I’m aware that Noel has been theatrical in his past and this certainly came across in his narration. Everything seemed to be for affect, both words used and

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Dissapointing

Love the soft Irish voice but found content hard work. Think Noel had been through a bad period & it was reflected in the book
Sorry to say I gave up before the end.

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Not what I expected

Interesting mix and worth persevering. Very self indulgent and at times a self help

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So moving

I think Noel has been inside my head. There were so many incidents and thought processes that I too have been through

Self help at its best - it certainly reminded me to truly value every minute I spend with my own babies and the street animals that I call my own. Having them in my life makes me a better person

Thanks for sharing in such a personal way Noel

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Love this man, with his love of animals.

Once again this book talks about his love & wishes for animals plus people together.

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wow

This book made me visualise each animal discussed, i cried and then reflected on my own over thinking

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Very interesting read

This showed how much sole searching is hard, facing up to your phobia and hang ups can hurt as well as give you profound relief.
Would recommend as this was an enjoyable read.

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  • 03-04-21

What an incredible man, what incredible wisdom

I listened to Noel's book now three times. Finally I took up medication myself. As a freelance writer of several books and carer of 6 cats, 1 turtle, 1 rabbit and two dogs, who a the light of my life, I have built up so much stress, I finally realised, if I don't do anything about it, stress will kill me. Once again in my life I took up meditation. I realised that I hardly breathe, not into my belly. As if nothing existed below my head ...
So I allowed myself to breathe deeply and feel the emotions, the fears, would my next book be accepted by the readers, will I ever run out of the next idea, will my characters in the books, and many of them are wise animals, become motionless, bland, lacking spirit and adventures ... what if ...
I am profoundly thankful to Noel, the animals, spirit and the Oneness of all life. -
Noel, I only can repeat, what I said in my review to your fist book:You have saved the lamb times over. Thank you for being exactly who you are.
So glad that Kira pulled through and you can bath in each other's love a little longer. Maybe there will be another book where you let us take part on your journey yet another little while. Blessed be.