The Choice – A poem of inspiration

By popular demand I’m posting the words to “The Choice”. It comes at the end of “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech”, soon to be a Youtube link. Stay tuned…….


The Choice
Had I a choice, a chance to voice, before my day of birth,
To pick my place, my sex, my face, of all the jobs on earth,
If I could pick, now here’s the trick, to chose an occupation,
Where I could feel, my role was real, I’d chose this fine vocation.
The work is tough, pays not enough, our patients bite and scratch us,
All that aside, I say with pride, as techs no one can match us.
Consider this, hypothesis, the range of our ability,
At every juncture, venipuncture, demanding great agility.
From anaesthetics to diabetics, from bots to VD hips,
Giardia to pericardia, from hooves to IV drips.
Who else I ask, can do the task of comforting an owner,
Or reconcile the drug log file, or post-op telephoner.
Medication administration, hemostatic cauterizing,
Auscultation for aspiration, or bobcat tranquillizing.
And in addition, my vet technician, consider at our versatilities.
From clinics all, large or small, to government facilities.
From merchandising to supervising, in schools and universities,
Pounds, zoos, tracks, these are the facts, imagine our diversities.
Now is the hour, with our Super Power, of strength and intellect,
To shout out loud, to tell the crowd, that we deserve respect.
Let’s use our smarts, with passionate hearts, and find the recognition,
Side by side, let’s say with pride, I’m a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Written by Sandra Lean-Leighton RVT,  August 2014 for “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech”