Veterinary Nurse Day 2020
The Vet Nurse as a chemical entity. (Dr Amelia Alexander)
Name: Various, usually anything complementary due to their ability to provide invaluable assistance, eg restraining psychotic canids, elimination of various unwanted bodily fluids, ad infinitum.
Atomic Mass: Various, don’t ask if afore-mentioned assistance is still required.
Melting Point: Any non-human infant, usually but not limited to those with fur.
Boiling Point: Instances which cause harm to said infants.
Classification: Life Saver, sub Super Hero
Crystal Structure: Prefers diamonds, but will take most things containing a high glucose concentration.
Density: Tough as nails. Soft as butter.
Colour: Many, including but not limited to flame red, white blonde, and jet black.
Ode to a vet nurse
You are a very special nurse
You’ve saved a life or two
Not limited to those with fur
You’ve saved the scaled ones too
You cherish all the old and young
The 4 leg’d and the 2
The feathered ones, the flightless ones
The ones that bite and chew
The humans in your loving care
Are also pretty stoked
To have you help in finding things
Before the ‘bear’ gets poked
The job you do is pretty rough
Your tasks are very varied
But you always go so far beyond
Helping those red-bellied!
The nature of your loving heart
Shines through without exception
When old ones pass and tears are shed
You comfort with affection
Fur friends come in with stinky skin
From nasty Staph infections
You don’t turn up your nose and choke
You wash them to purr-fection
The things you do to help us all
They never go unnoticed
But if you’re feeling undervalued
Please know we are devoted
To the life and laughter that you bring
Each day we work together
To the ways you help each tiny thing
And make the sick ones better.