Most people working in the medical field treat human patients, but one common medical field is
Complaining about hisfirst experience in the country, James Herriot starts out his book saying, “They didn’t say anything about this in the books, I thought, as the snow blew in through the gaping doorway and settled on my back. No there wasn’t a word in the books about searching for your ropes and instruments in the shadows; about trying to keep clean in a half bucket of tepid water; about the cobbles digging into your chest. Nor about the slow numbing of the arms, the creeping paralysis of the muscles as the fingers tried to work against the cows powerful explosive efforts.” He clearly doesn’t show any signs of enjoying his job, yet. Later on, on his way to Mr. Farnon, he remembers some of the horror stories told to him from experienced veterans, which had visited his college. One vet said,” Never a night off or a half a day. He made me wash the car, dig the garden, mow the lawn, do the family shopping. But when he told me to sweep the chimney I left.” And another remembers, ” First job I had to do was pass the stomach tube on a horse. Got it into the trachea instead of the esophagus. Couple of quick pumps and down went the horse with a hell of a crash-dead as a hammer. That’s when I started these gray hairs.” By that time James was doubting whether or not being a vet was the best profession he could have chosen.
Deciding to stay a vet in the same city he quickly realized the problem of having to adapt to his new environment. One of thefirst he encountered was the ability to communicate properly with his customers. James, on thefirst day of work, while Mr. Farnon was out, had to deal with a customer on his own. Harriot had trouble understanding him due to the use of terms, to describe animal body parts, sickness, and dise…