Good news today for supporters of Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick. The visit to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn of Noel, who is well known to the public as Supervet on Channel 4, is to take place as planned to a full audience on the evening of September 13.
The theatre has confirmed that nearly 300 previously booked tickets for the performance are still valid. Said organiser Rotarian Julian Wells of Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club: “The details remain on the Theatre Severn website and all the previous information we published is current. We have been very fortunate to secure Noel’s visit to Shrewsbury and his agreement to change his schedule as a result of Covid at a time when keeping a veterinary practice going through a pandemic has been a huge challenge.”
He said Noel’s second book ‘How Animals Saved My Life’ was published in the autumn of 2020 and quickly reached the top of the best-seller charts. “Hopefully,” said Julian, himself a veterinary consultant, “we will be arranging a signing session for anyone wishing to purchase a copy of this revealing story of Noel’s efforts to push forward the frontiers of veterinary orthopaedic practice. In the veterinary profession he is a controversial figure because he boldly raises issues around the ethics and morals of cutting edge veterinary surgical intervention and its role in the concept of ‘One Medicine.’ As he explains in his book, this has sometimes found him in conflict with the profession’s regulator. His approach has, though, also encouraged a generation of applicants to veterinary school.
“These are youngsters who have been inspired by his attitude, devotion to animal welfare and compassion. Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club have been very fortunate to secure Noel’s visit to Shrewsbury.”
His appearance will be Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club’s principle fundraising event of the year.