Imagine this scenario: An emergency bursts into your veterinary hospital. You want to help, but you can’t bring your stethoscope, the crash cart, etc. Instead, you must grab the item closest to you on your right.

If this happened to me right now, I’m bringing an iced soy latte from Starbucks. At least I’ll be awake!

We headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram to discover what other veterinary professionals would be bringing to this hypothetical emergency. Here’s what they had to help!


1.) Wine


Mason jar of wine! Hey, it could be used for…. something. #drandyasks

A photo posted by @tjborghoff on

Emergencies can be stressful, so at least someone was prepared to relax. Cheers!


2. A mop bucket


#DrAndyasks this is definitely useful for many emergencies, especially those of the bodily fluid sort.

A photo posted by Kelci Gilley (@katchooie) on


Good to know someone is there to clean up if that glass of wine spills…


3. Biochemistry notes


Ryder says he’s a PhD. Let’s hope that with those biochemistry notes he can play DVM for a minute!


What are you bringing to this emergency?

Turn to your right, and let us know in the comments what the closest item is to you. Let’s hope it’s some suture. Frankly, these Instagram submissions have me thinking we might need something to hold the situation together…

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Danielle K. Lambert Archer headshotDanielle is a 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.