Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Top 3 Things You Wouldn't Expect To Hear In A Veterinary Office

I manage a veterinary hospital. Day in and day out, I hear all kinds of things that are similar in nature to one another. What vaccines does my pet need? How much will this cost? My dog is a genius. My dog is really dumb. When should my cat get spayed? My dog hates my mother in law, what can I do?

I, and my staff, do a fantastic job in responding to these questions or statements. But every once in a while, what a client says will throw us, and sometimes, render us speechless.

Here are the top three things I have heard that in a million years I never would have expected to hear at a veterinary hospital.

3. Upon exiting the office after scheduling an appointment: "What day is Mother's Day?"

2. If you have read my blog before, you know about this one: Asked by a very concerned father: "Be honest with me.... does she match?" Referring to his very young daughter who was insistent that her clothes didn't match that morning.

And the number one statement, never in a zillion years imagined to be heard in a veterinary hospital:

"I was in such a hurry and I didn't want to be late for my appointment. So I just hopped out of the hot tub, threw this on and didn't even bother to put on any underwear."

And she wasn't Paris Hilton. Although she was sure trying.


Sbyllek said...

LOL! Thanx for the laugh, Trish!!!

Fabs said...

no, she wasn't.... gotta love our job!