Honestly, I expected more. As a veterinary student, I was really excited to read this book. I will say that from a scientific point of appreciation, I enjoyed the book a great deal. The explanation of medical proceedings and statistics was very interesting and informative and I learned well from that. But Dr. Trout is unfortunately no storyteller. The book was supposed to be set up as a literal 'day-in-the-life' but instead of keeping with the actual passage of time there were a significant amount of flashbacks and philosophizing on the state of veterinary medicine as a whole that only served to confuse the sequential plot and linear nature of the book. I was continuously trying to figure out if what I was reading was supposed to be considered real-time or a memory or what. I found this increasingly frustrating. And I realize that a non-fiction day-in-the-life is going to be difficult to create a plot that can be followed through the entire book but to me the whole book just felt so disjointed that it took a lot of the enjoyment out of reading it for me.