I don't know about the rest of you, but I actually pause when someone asks me about my profession. Each and every time I'll wage a cerebral war with myself on the pros/cons of telling this complete stranger about what I do, because 75% of the time the next words will be, "So I have this dog...".

Friday, April 29, 2011

Simple math

"We've got a real problem here doc, Frisky's eating less food and we're worried about her. She usually eats one 5.5 ounce can of cat food throughout the day. Now I can barely get two 3.5 ounce cans in her. I know it sounds weird, you'd think it was more food, but they really do pack more food in those larger cans. What should we do?"

(I'm really not making this up...)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Today's phone call

Caller: "Hi, I read on the internet that veterinarians are trained to examine tick bites better than human doctors, so I was wondering if I could schedule an appointment?"

Debbie: "Sure, what's your pet's name?"

Caller: "No, not for our dog. The appointment is for my wife."

Debbie: "Wait, I'm sorry. You want to schedule an appointment for your wife to be examined by a vet?"

Caller: "Exactly."

Debbie: "Sir, you are really going to have to call your doctor. We can't schedule appointments for humans."

Caller: "Well that doesn't make sense." hangs up