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...".

Monday, July 18, 2011

At some point...

...I'd really like to start a list of the Top 10 ways to really piss off your vet (or at least really annoy the hell out of them). Whenever I get around to it, me thinks this one should be on there:

Being late for an appointment is annoying, but too common to make the list on its own. But walking in 30 minutes late for your appointment on a busy Monday morning (packed full with one or two emergencies on top of my regular scheduled program) with an extra dog because you'd really like to have BOTH of them "checked out", is a sure fire way to get on my bad side.

Oh and complaining about the wait isn't going to make me get to you any faster.


  1. And, of course, informing the receptionist they are in a hurry and really would like the vets to make it quick. Annoying as hell!

  2. great blog. one of my best friends is a vet. you sound like her! people are crazy! Animals are awesome.

  3. I love it when people bring along an extra pet to the appointment. They also usually complain about the second exam fee as well. I already paid for Brownie and he just looked in Buddy's ear (what clients fail to mention is "and performed a cytology, and cleaned the ears, and etc").

    I think this year when I go for my annual exam at the doctor I'm going to bring along a friend and ask if they could take a quick look at this friend. Since you know I'm already there.

  4. How about the ones that answer their cell phone while you are discussing treatment options... or are on the cell when you walk in the room and then ask you to wait a minute while they finish the call ...

  5. love all of them, I'll have to get that list going. :)