The Veterinarian – A Poem

The Veterinarian 

Nothing can take their place – no layman or lawmaker –

       no clinic or council.

For those who can, with gentle hands and soothing words

       calm the fears of a stricken animal, has a gift

       reserved for few.

Those who can diagnose the sickness of a creature that

       cannot speak – one that cannot by neither sign

       nor gesture give any indication of the seat of fatal

       illness – is endowed with knowledge, sympathy,

       and understanding far beyond that reached by

       ordinary people.

Those who can, with the aid of medical science, brighten

       the eyes, stay the fever, energize the pulse, build

       resistance against diseases in an animal, has

       reached the goal only a favored few attain.

And what are their rewards?  The knowledge that they

       have lived a life of true usefulness in helping

       creatures that cannot help themselves.


To the Veterinarian – the Animalitarian – the animals are grateful!

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