Cash, check, credit or… what? Sometimes pet owners suggest some odd trades for veterinary services. While the DAR team agrees veterinary professionals should be compensated by traditional means, we had to laugh when asked the @DrAndyRoark Instagram followers to share some of their weirdest offers.

1. @mjrissmiller: I once went to someone’s house for nails and anal glands and was paid with a frozen turkey 😂



2. @kevlarknit: A mounted fish.



3. @fionnthedwarfcat: A cheesecake for a (laceration) repair on a kitten.



4. @eepgirl_1979: We had a client want to change all of our lightbulbs for the vets cellphone number.



Have you been offered a strange barter for your services?

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Danielle K. Lambert Archer headshotDanielle is a former veterinary practice manager and the founder of, a website dedicated to teaching veterinary hospitals to use social media effectively. You can get her 5 favorite social media tools here, or follow her on social media to see excessive photos of her Brussels Griffon. She’s @DanielleSnout on Snapchat, Instagram & Twitter.