Tell us your wildest Vet Tech moment!

We want to hear the funniest, smelliest and craziest stories. Each month we will select the wildest story to automatically win a Rescue® prize pack and be entered to win 1 of 3 grand prizes.

Grand Prize

3 grand prizes of an all expenses paid trip to Fetch! in San Diego, December 13-16, 2018.

8 monthly prize packs which include:
  • 1 x Rescue Concentrate 1 Gallon
  • 1 x Pump for 1 Gallon Concentrate
  • 1 x Rescue 160 count 6x7 Ready to Use Wipes
  • 1 x Peroxiwash Concentrated Animal Shampoo 1 Gallon

Enter your story below!


    Vet Tech Winner

    Shelly W. pictured with Ralphie, on a potty walk at work.

    Summer of 2017, we had an English bulldog come in for vomiting and explosive diarrhea. After the initial exam in the room with owners present, the Doctor needed to do a rectal check. This is always done in our treatment area as it's not the most pleasant part of a visit. This particular time, I was stabilizing the back end of the dog during this rectal check, as the Doctor got her check done. The Doctor proceeded to withdraw her finger, and in doing so, the dog broke with explosive diarrhea. This time though, it managed to come in my direction, and got all in my hair and face. Gross right! I have never washed my hair with animal oatmeal and cranberry shampoo in our grooming tub, but I did this day! I learned again that day, the importance of not talking during rectal anything, and that animal shampoo makes your hair soft, shiny and smelling delightful.


    Sherri A. pictured with Peaches, her Mexican hairless Chihuahua.

    It all started with your typical appointment roster, complete with a vomiting 8 year old Boxer. In talking with the owner to try and rule out the obvious things like recent change in diet or perhaps the dog getting into something, the owner reports the dog is an angel and would never do such a thing. Especially at her age since she has grown out of those naughty puppy years! After examining the dog, the owner elects to let us move ahead with some abdominal radiographs. Now, we've all seen some strange things on xray but when I say odd I have to emphasize the severity of odd. Clearly the dog had ingested something and from the shape and size of the foreign body we all couldn't help but scratch our heads. It appeared to be a solid cucumber shaped object. A few of us were looking at this xray and blushing over what it really looked like. How on earth could a dog swallow something like that?! So we bring the owners in to review the xrays with them and they are just as baffled. Without stating the obvious the owners themselves were very flustered as to what truly looked like some type of adult toy. Talk about awkward. Regardless of the object, it was decided the dog clearly needed an exploratory surgery to remove the foreign body. And so on we went with prepping for surgery. As the doctor is making her incision over the intestinal tract where the item is, a surgery room full of technicians are waiting to see what happens. As the dog exhaled a large breath, a snake head pops out and the doctor backs up away from the patient screaming. I'm trying to monitor anesthesia and am startled by her screams. Slowly, due to the pressure, the snake starts to come out. As we stand there dumbfounded, we start to realized that it is not alive. Or real. Turns out the object is a coiled up rubber snake. The doctor removes the toy and closes up the patient (who recovers remarkably well!). After surgery, the doctor reports to the owner her findings and the owners are quite pleased. Apparently their Boxer has a protective side and has always chased away toads, snakes, rabbits and several other nuisance critters. Their dog apparently fought off and ate their sons rubber toy snake. A toy. A child's toy. Not the cylindrical, questionable object previously seen on xray. That by far was the coolest and most hilarious foreign body surgery I've ever assisted with. And after a thorough cleaning, the doctor kept the toy snake as a reminder to never judge a client with an xray. True story


    Jamie D pictured with the radiograph from #poopsplosion2017

    A French Bulldog presented for obstipation. Radiographs revealed megacolon and a rectal exam revealed a large amount of hard stool was preventing defecation. For two days we performed enemas to no avail. We decided to give it one last attempt following an enema to manually move the hardened stool from the rectum. All of a sudden Poopsplosion happened!! My coworker who was holding the dog became instantly covered head to toe in fecal matter that exploded from the colon after the hardened stool was finally able to be removed. Like a cork from a champagne bottle! Fecal matter sprayed all over the wet table and glass behind it. We actually cleaned everything up with Rescue!! #poopsplosion2017