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This Prank Is On A Roll

| TX, USA | Extra Stupid, Pets & Animals

(I am a vet tech at a busy vet clinic. A client comes in with his intact male puppy. After the physical exam, the dog rolls over onto his back in a submissive stance. The owner starts freaking out.)

Owner: “His testicles are rolling up!”

(The vet and I look at each other a bit confused.)

Owner: “The breeder said that the dog’s testicles would go back into his abdomen if he rolled onto his back! I’ve spent the last ten weeks preventing my dog from rolling over!”

(We laughed about this for weeks afterwards.)

More Than Just A Pet Hate

| USA | Crazy Requests, Pets & Animals

(The owner brings in a little, quite adorable, mixed breed dog. After talking about everything under the sun about her pet’s healthcare we get to the topic of having her pet spayed, which the owner agrees to.)

Me: “We have to wait a couple more months but this is an estimate for how much the spay is going to cost, so you can go ahead and plan for it.”

Owner: *looks at estimate and her face gets really red and she yells* “It says here you have to put my pet under anesthesia!”

Me: “Well, yes, she is getting spayed. It is a it is a surgical procedure where we have to go into the abdomen and remove the—”

Owner: “You are trying to rip me off! There is no reason my pet should have to be asleep for that!”

Me: “Ma’am, like I said, it is a abdominal surgical procedure—”


Me: “Well, that is a very different procedure than the one we are discussing. Doing surgery on an animal is different than a human.”

(The owner goes into a rant about how she read on the Internet that vets like to rip people off and that her pet will die if she is put under anesthesia.)

Me: “Ma’am, would you want someone to hold you down, cut into your abdomen, and remove your reproductive organs while you are awake!?”


Me: “NO! We are a medical practice, not Macy’s. Your pet is our patient.”

Owner: “You clearly don’t know what you’re doing! I’m going to take my pet to a more competent vet!”

(I then gave her her pet’s records and off she went ranting and raving without even paying her office visit fee.)

Boy, What A Problem!

| USA | Extra Stupid, Pets & Animals

(I’m a vet tech. The first appointment of the day is two ladies in their 30s bring in a young Shih Tzu puppy for its first visit. The owners tell me that this is their first puppy.)

Me: “Wow, what a cute little guy. How long have you had him?”

Owner: “Him? The breeder told us it was a girl.”

(I lift puppy up and all the male parts are there, I then turn him around and show owners. Both owners look shocked!)


Me: “Ma’am, he has a penis and testicles.”

Owner: “NO! NO, IT’S A GIRL!”

Me: “Ma’am, if you look here there is—”

Owner: “The breeder said it’s just a ambilican hernia and I believe the breeder! Why would he lie?”

Me: “Umm, I don’t know, ma’am. It’s pronounced umbilical hernia, and no, he doesn’t have one. That is his prepuce which sheathes his penis.”

Owner: “What do you know? You’re not a vet! I want to talk to a vet!”

Me: “Sure, no problem.”

(I walked out and informed my vet of the clients’ concerns. I went into the room with the vet and he told them the same thing. The owners actually continued to try to argue with my vet as to whether it was a boy!)

Wish You Could Vet The Customers

| MN, USA | Crazy Requests, Time

Caller: “Hi, I am looking for pricing quotes for my dog.”

Me: “All right, no problem. What is going on with your dog?”

Caller: “My dog can’t walk and I want [dangerous medication], and my current vet will not sell it to me without checking her blood work first, because it is potentially hazardous to her health. So I am switching vets!”

Me: “Well, our exam cost is [amount] but that only includes the exam, no diagnostics or medications. Once the doctor does her initial exam, we can get you a more accurate estimate based on what the DOCTOR recommends for your pet in order to get her the help she needs safely.”

Caller: “No, I am the paying customer. I tell the doctor what I want and they do it. That is how this works.”

Me: *speechless*

Caller: “I want an appointment. When can I be seen?”

Me: “Our earliest appointment would be tomorrow morning. Would you like me to schedule you in for that?”

Caller: “No, I want to be seen right now. Thank you for wasting my time!” *click*

A Stitch In Time

| Trondheim, Norway | Crazy Requests, Pets & Animals, Time

(I`m a veterinary nurse, and answering phones on a Tuesday.)

Me: ¨Hello, [Clinic].

Caller: ¨Hello, I have an appointment at four on Thursday to remove stitches on my dog, and I want to change it to tomorrow at the same time.¨

Me: “Sure, let me just check if we have an appointment available at four tomorrow.¨

(I check and see that we don’t have any available at four, but that we may squeeze him in with another appointment about 30 minutes later, if he insists.)

Me: “I’m sorry, but it seems we don’t have any available at that time.¨

Caller: ¨No, I have to do it tomorrow! The operation cost me 10000kr -” *about $1206* “- and I demand to get an appointment at four! I`m a doctor and this is unacceptable! I’m going out of town and I’m a doctor so I know this can’t wait!¨

Me: ¨I`m really sorry, but we don’t have any appointment available at that time. If you want, I can check with the vet if it’s okay to squeeze you in with another appointment about 30 minutes later.¨

Caller: ¨NO! I demand an appointment at four! I paid so much for this operation that i should get an appointment when it fits ME!”

Me: ¨As I said, I can check with the vet if it’s okay for her that we try to fit you in. Let me just put you on hold for a sec.¨

Caller: *Interrupts me as I’m about to ask the vet* ¨NO! I demand to get an appointment at four tomorrow, and I will be there at that time! Good bye!¨ *click*

(He shows up at four the next day, and after waiting for about five minutes, getting more and more annoyed for every minute passing, he then walks up to the reception, where I’m sitting.)

Customer/Caller: ¨Why is it taking so long! I had an appointment at four!”

Me: ¨No, you actually don’t. I tried telling you on the phone yesterday that we didn’t have an appointment available at four, but you insisted on coming anyway. I have notified the vet that you are here, but you will have to wait until she has a free moment between patients who actually have an appointment. Please take a seat over at the tables and wait.¨

(He walked over to the tables and sat there shooting angry looks at me until it was his turn. He ended up waiting for about 30 minutes. I was really tempted to tell him that since he is a doctor, he could just remove the stitches himself.)

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