Beyond Supervet: Dark disclosures and humour mix in Supervet’s commendably candid memoir

TV star and workaholic Irish vet Noel Fitzpatrick reveals how he threw himself into his work after suffering sexual abuse as a child growing up in Laois and being bullied terribly at school

Noel Fitzpatrick: The Irish vet and TV star reveals how he was molested as a child growing up in Laois. Picture: Channel 4

Noel Fitzpatrick is a self-confessed workaholic. Best known as the star of Channel 4 series The Supervet, he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for his revolutionary animal surgery, including fitting the first ever bionic leg on a dog.

A professor of orthopaedics, he sleeps in a room that adjoins his veterinary clinic. He usually doesn’t finish work until after 2am. Then he goes to the gym or for a run ...