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Irish Supervet's glasses found inside cow two years after they went missing

David Kearns

Published 04/02/2016 | 08:18

Supervert star Noel Fitzpatrick - the Freddie Mercury of dogs
Supervert star Noel Fitzpatrick - the Freddie Mercury of dogs

Irish ‘Supervet’ Noel Fitzpatrick has revealed the bizarre moment a butcher returned a pair of glasses lost two years ago, having turned up inside the belly of a cow.

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The Laois-born veterinarian surgeon (48), who pioneers orthopaedic surgeon for pets, was never able to find the specs after he misled them during an early caesarean section while starting out in Ireland.

“My first year in practice I was doing a cow caesarean.

“We were looking for my glasses after stitching up the cow [and] couldn’t find them anywhere,” he said.

“Two years later, the butcher brought those glasses back to my dad. Unbelievable.

“Never caused the cow any problem whatsoever,” he added.

Vet Noel Fitzpatrick with Oscar the cat, who was given two prosthetic paws in 2011
Vet Noel Fitzpatrick with Oscar the cat, who was given two prosthetic paws in 2011

Mr Fitzpatrick made the quipped during a delicate operation on a cockapoo puppy in the latest episode of the hit Channel 4 series Supervet.

Puppy Henry suffered a broken neck in a freak garden accident and was facing certain death until the Irish vet intervened. 

Before his move to the UK, the Laois-born veterinarian surgeon worked in the 1990s as a farm vet locally in Mountmellick and in Dunmanway, West Cork.

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