35 min

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, veterinary surgeon‪.‬ Desert Island Discs

    • Personal Journals

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is a veterinary surgeon who presents the television series The Supervet. He has pushed the boundaries of treatment available to animals and has developed ground breaking surgery including fitting the world’s first bionic leg on a dog.

Noel was born in Ballyfin in Ireland where his father Sean was a farmer. As a very small boy Noel’s job was to count the sheep at night which he credits as the catalyst for his enduring love of animals.

He completed his training in Ireland where he worked as a country vet looking after livestock. He moved to England in the 1990s and set up his referral practice in Surrey in 1997.

Some of his famous clients include Meghan Markle’s dog Guy and Russell Brand’s cat Morrissey. He has also written two best-selling books based on his experiences of working with animals.

DISC ONE: One by U2
DISC TWO: Love of My Life by Queen
DISC THREE: Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
DISC FOUR: Do Anything You Want To by Thin Lizzy
DISC FIVE: Walking in My Shoes by Depeche Mode
DISC SIX: Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones
DISC SEVEN: Uprising by Muse
DISC EIGHT: Nothing Else Matters (Live) by Metallica And San Francisco Symphony

BOOK CHOICE: Oscar Wilde: Essays and Letters, Plays and Poems, Stories
LUXURY ITEM: A guitar
CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: One by U2

Presenter: Lauren Laverne
Producer: Paula McGinley

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is a veterinary surgeon who presents the television series The Supervet. He has pushed the boundaries of treatment available to animals and has developed ground breaking surgery including fitting the world’s first bionic leg on a dog.

Noel was born in Ballyfin in Ireland where his father Sean was a farmer. As a very small boy Noel’s job was to count the sheep at night which he credits as the catalyst for his enduring love of animals.

He completed his training in Ireland where he worked as a country vet looking after livestock. He moved to England in the 1990s and set up his referral practice in Surrey in 1997.

Some of his famous clients include Meghan Markle’s dog Guy and Russell Brand’s cat Morrissey. He has also written two best-selling books based on his experiences of working with animals.

DISC ONE: One by U2
DISC TWO: Love of My Life by Queen
DISC THREE: Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
DISC FOUR: Do Anything You Want To by Thin Lizzy
DISC FIVE: Walking in My Shoes by Depeche Mode
DISC SIX: Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones
DISC SEVEN: Uprising by Muse
DISC EIGHT: Nothing Else Matters (Live) by Metallica And San Francisco Symphony

BOOK CHOICE: Oscar Wilde: Essays and Letters, Plays and Poems, Stories
LUXURY ITEM: A guitar
CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: One by U2

Presenter: Lauren Laverne
Producer: Paula McGinley

35 min

More by BBC