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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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Brilliant. Honest. Courageous .Awe-inispiring

I read Noels first book couldn't wait for his second, never dreaming that it could be as good never mind better. If the world was to have more Noel Fitzpatricks it would be a wonderful world to be sure. Anyone who loves life. people, and Animals will walk away from reading this a richer person.

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  • Victoria Jaafar
  • 30-11-2020

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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  • A. Latif
  • 28-11-2020

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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  • Chris Flanagan
  • 26-02-2021

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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  • Cec
  • 25-02-2021

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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  • Christi
  • 24-02-2021

wow

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

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  • Janet McDonald
  • 20-02-2021

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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  • elaine gray
  • 04-02-2021

A raw and emotional read

I must admit I did find it heavy going in parts but i truly adore and love this man. He is a compassionate and beautiful person which truly comes through in this read. i felt his sadness so much throughout and only hope that he now finds the peace in his head that he richly deserves...

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  • mrs margaret howells
  • 31-01-2021

Open, honest & powerful. Noel has a beautiful soul

I adore Noel more than ever. His latest book lays his mind and soul wide open, and what a beautiful soul it is. My respect for him has increased even more than I thought possible.

The world is a better place with you in it Noel.

The only downside I feel is that this level of honesty will lead crueller individuals to lambast, laugh and cause Noel more sadness and heartache. Try to ignore these sad individuals Noel, so many people do understand you and your dreams.

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  • Em Smart
  • 25-01-2021

Absolutely wonderful

This was an unforgettable listen. My cat Simba and I give it a definite paws up!

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  • S. E. Savill
  • 22-01-2021

loved this book open and honest.

This book is not only about Noels work as an amazing vet, its about so much more hes thoughts,feelings and how animals can really change your life.

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