I am a veterinarian at the city zoo, and interesting and varied are the jobs I do.
That grey elephant- this morning I dosed; his sneeze bowled me over, though it cleared his big nose!
Recently it took me a week to treat a centipede with corns on his hundred feet.
And though satisfying, it’s an enormous strain : to massage the neck of a giraffe with a sprain!
I’ve been nipped by a vulture who didn’t feel like flying; charged by a rhino who thought he was dying;
I’ve treated a gorilla with an abscessed jaw, removed many a thorn from the lion’s paw.
I am good with wild animals calm or irate, I diagnose, dose, sedate, operate;
But I do wish that someone could tame down, domesticate–
The paper work I must do– the forms in triplicate!