VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Welcome To My World - The Supervet swaps operating theatre for Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No...it's Vet-Man!

Or at least it would have been if a young Noel Fitzpatrick had his way.

The comic book fan has revealed he created the animal lifesaving superhero as an 11-year-old growing up on a farm in Ireland.

And the dream has come true.

Channel 4 transformed him into TV's The Supervet and the 50-year-old with the cool, calm, Irish charm is now loved and admired by millions for his amazing, ground-breaking skills.

Next he will swap operating theatres for UK arenas to tell his incredible story - with his Welcome To My World show arriving at Sheffield FlyDSA Area on Saturday, October 13.

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In an exclusive video chat - watch in full online - he said it will include how the likes of Marvel's Wolverine and The Terminator inspired his own real life ground-breaking bionic surgery techniques.

He received a Guinness World Record in 2014 after he became the first vet to attach two prosthetic feet to an animal, a cat named Oscar, who had lost them in an accident.

It's that kind of emotional packed punch The Supervet will throw in a show full of love, laughter and tears, with a giant screen to help tell his story, from beating the bullies to becoming a world famous vet and a look at the future - how revolutionary animal medicine is set to help treat human conditions.

Noel said: "I'm going to show how superheroes inspired me. When I was 11-years-old I invented my own who was Vet-Man. He saved all of the waifs and strays.

"Most of the kids that write to me want to know the secrets behind the inventions, like the bionics. So the number one thing is where the inspiration comes from.

"The number two thing is why we do it at all. I want to create a community of compassion. I think that's something the world badly needs.

"And the third thing is how do you translate the future medicine into something meaningful for people and animals.

Welcome to the world of Noel Fitzpatrick

Welcome to the world of Noel Fitzpatrick

" I can't wait to share all this with people because when I wrote it and when I'm going through it, I get tearful. So I can't wait for people to experience that with me."

Good-looks, celebrity status, wealth and, not least of all, an unconditional love for saving animals - it's easy to see why he remains one of the nation's most eligible bachelors. But the self-confessed workaholic says he is married to the job and animals will always come first.

Even is arena dates are on weekends so he can spend weekdays hands-on back at his TV show featured Fitzpatrick Referrals in Guildford, Surrey.

He has as a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University College, Dublin and he is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine.

He dabbled in acting with film roles and bit parts in TV's Heartbeat, Casualty and London's Burning.

But It was 2010 BBC TV documentary The Bionic Vet which made him a household name and then The Supervet on Channel 4 from 2014 - currently on our screens for a 12th series on Wednesdays at 8pm.

Loving licks for The Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick

Loving licks for The Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick

Noel added of his upcoming shows, featuring the soundtrack of his life from U2 to Led Zeppelin and Kasabian: "It has to be entertaining.

"What people can expect is a lifetime journey born of successes and failures that have taught me a lot of things along the way. We all dream in a small bedroom aged 11. We all have people that make our life difficult, in my case the bullies.

"We all have a friend in a dog or a cat or, if we're very lucky, a human friend, but mine was a dog called Pirate and through that friendship we have with animals. I think it allows us to be the best we can be."

He said: "If I could bottle the love that I see every day in my consulting room between an animal and human being and spread it around the world, everything will be better.

"There's no better feeling in the world than when you provide a companion animal with a solution that gives them a pain-free functional quality of life. For me that's it. That's the epiphany, the apogee. That is everything I've ever wanted to do with my life.

"What I'd like my legacy to be is that I gave the animals a fair deal and I explained to mankind that we have a moral responsibility to do the right thing."

I'm going to show how superheroes inspired me, says The Supervet

I'm going to show how superheroes inspired me, says The Supervet