How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet

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How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet

How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet

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Lovely book written by a man who has many worries about his own life but concentrates on making animal lives much better.

I did find this difficult to read in places, a bit technical, so I found myself skipping over bits, but not too much. I will always have the utmost respect for all the team at Fitzpatrick Referrals after saving our very first rescue who was unable to open her jaw. I just found myself not knowing what the purpose of the book was other than to make money and as someone who has seen most of the animal cases he talked about on the programme not even that was new. Read with my daughter who is a fan of Supervet and very much enjoyed the author’s previous book which I think was more conventionally biographical.Sunday Times bestseller 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. The overall structure of the book wasn't what I was expecting, it was split into chapters on personality traits/virtues, mostly explained through lessons he has learned from animals in his care and his two beloved pets. I am interested in how people make sense of their lives and the world around them but this was very convoluted and repetitive.

This book is slightly different to the first, in that Fitzpatrick more so focuses on ethical dilemmas and challenges faced in practice. I just didn't have the will to pick up the next chapter, as I knew it would be just the same as the previous ones. I wasn't aware he knew so many celebrities but I guess that makes sense when you're the best at something and the majority of people would struggle to afford your services. I got a lecture about the danger of 'over treatment' and how hurt he was that he had been accused of it. I got a self help book and a philosophy book as well as a book on transcendental meditation and buddhism.A beautiful written account of Noel’s life and career becoming a vet and specialising in such a new aspect of vet science.

The book also gives an insight into the pressure the vets are under to make the right decision and find the right treatment for their patients over and over every day and the toll it takes on them. whereas I always thought 'you wouldn't allow an animal to suffer, so why allow people to suffer' but after reading this I do wonder if euthanasia is the 'easy option' for some vets. This was a tough read, especially as his beloved Keira was still alive but died whilst I was reading this.seeking to bridge the Veterinary Science/Human Medicine gap – which as he points out has taken an additional resonance with COVID. He is absolutely entitled to hold those opinions of course, but for me it often felt out of place in the book given the assumed subject matter.

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