Doc Vader on Emotional Support Animals |

Doc Vader on Emotional Support Animals |

If you’re a vet with PTSD or someone with serious mental illness or disability, no problem. For everybody else who puts a vest on a random ferret and brings it to the ER? Y’all can go straight to hell.


  1. Cameron Alexander on September 16, 2019 at 1:18 am

    says the doc with an anger management bantha!

  2. Clara Kolterman on September 16, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Some people have specially trained animals that help them with severe panic attacks. (I’m talking dissociation, falling to the ground, basically seizure-like panic attacks)

  3. Fist Tickler on September 16, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I’ve been going to physical therapy at a hospital for my torn ATFL and this young lady, also a patient, insisted on bringing her "emotional support animal" to her sessions. First of all, this thing is some mangy looking poodle trash that probably lives in a dumpster. Also, its emotional support consisted of cowering and whimpering in a corner and pissing on the floor repeatedly. GTFO. There are legit ESAs and then there are "ESAs" that have no business entering a public facility.

  4. c0cksmak on September 16, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Thank you! I swear I’ve been surrounded by people with emotional support animals lately. And I went through the airport and its full of people with them! Its ridiculous. "Its my emotional support animal" No fucking shit all animals are supposed to be emotionally supportive. Thats the entire purpose of a pet. But thats not a fucking medical license or requirement for you to have one. Grow the fuck up. There are many people who actually need service dogs for real medical conditions and they get lumped in with these people abusing the system. If your anxiety or depression is so severe that you can’t handle going into places without the animal then you need to be on medication and with a counselor. And if you already are then not having the animal is not going to make a difference for the 1 hour you’re out at a restaurant.

  5. Cheryl Carlson on September 16, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Would appreciate you look at Oak Croft you tube to understand Autism needs. Just found wait list is 6 yrs for most places. Adult son needs now,finally found dog who spontaneously does comfort behaviors now working on obedience. Using a shelter dog means he can only be called a companion but don’t minimalize the effect for someone on the spectrum.

  6. Zachary Matthew James on September 16, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Speaking as someone with a mental disorder who does need an emotional support animal, this guy isn’t wrong. Emotional support animals are allowed in college dorms, or supermarkets, or apartments that don’t typically allow pets. They are not allowed in the fricking ER of a hospital!

  7. Kat Brown on September 16, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Seriously, I have an ESA cat but I am NOT allowed to take him anywhere that I want! Only into establishments that allow cats and onto planes. Oh and I didn’t have to pay a pet deposit. I wish cats could be service animals but they are not. Both my daughter and I could use one when dealing with the public. But service animals are trained for two years. You can’t just put a vest on an animal and make it so.

  8. bird lover on September 16, 2019 at 1:34 am

    There’s actually a difference between a service dog (yes, only dogs are service animals) and support animals. Service animals are allowed everywhere. Support animals have no legal standing.

  9. Mal Carr on September 16, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Omg that was funny. You’ve got the nail on the head with ESA people.

  10. Javier Garcia on September 16, 2019 at 1:36 am

    You need to be shot.

  11. Ultraneckbeard Supreme on September 16, 2019 at 1:37 am

    I wonder how doctor Vader would respond to seeing someone bring their service horse with them. He can’t legally refuse them so that would be interesting.

  12. Neurodivergent Netizen on September 16, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Actually, I’d imagine there are pugs and other small dogs that can be trained to medically alert to blood sugar changes, seizures, etc. I’ve heard of a small dog who would be able to do things like help take off his masters’ jacket (obviously, the owner had some difficulty moving but she wasn’t totally paralyzed…forgot her diagnosis/situation).

    But that’s not what you’re talking about here. You’re talking about jerks who think the world revolves around them, and that everyone should accommodate their possibly not housetrained/aggressive pet. Of course, a dog like that shouldn’t be in the hospital. It isn’t safe, sanitary, nor fair to anyone, including genuine service dog teams (fake service dogs sometimes distract real ones).

  13. Vic Banuelos on September 16, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Some of us (such as myself) due to my epilepsy and anxiety don’t want a dog due to various reasons and my cat has a natural ability to recognize my seizures oncoming 15 to 20 minutes before they hit me, but with my epilepsy being a PHYSICAL problem i can not get her a service standing so i had to get her the esa not nearly as what i needed or wanted and given i dont want her in restraunts with me but do want her to go places like walmart the rare times i do have to go and like places as i have severe anxiety about going into those places anymore, and never know when a seizure will hit me she has no way to let me know ahead of time if she cant be with me. At one time they used to allow cats to be Physical not just esa but they changed that, too many people griping bout cat hair but has anyone noticed the amount of dog hair off some of the dog breeds out there? i have. I’d personally rather keep out more of the people going off on those who need their service animals than the actual service dogs n cats themselves.

  14. Chrystal Wiener on September 16, 2019 at 1:45 am

    JUST dealt with this. Damn animal killed me by way of allergies.

  15. Amanda Lilly on September 16, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Who are you

  16. BhutanBluePoppy on September 16, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Random ferret?? Anyway I always carry my dog poop bags LOL. Seriously, I feel ya, doc, but emotional support for me is at least as important as hygiene. (mind-body, remember?) Being realistic, I do see the potential problems, but I can’t tell you how much I appreciated it recently when I saw a sign on the door of my own local facility that said "Service animals welcome" Otherwise, he has to stay in hot car & he really does bring my BP down and allow me to cope with all the "insults" that happen in medical facilities. If I say I just stay away from medicine rather than hurt my support dog, I know you’ll say, "good", but just possibly our germ theory view needs to be expanded to include other parameters, in this case emotional/social/spiritual. P.S. I love your show (retired R.N. here)

  17. Javier Garcia on September 16, 2019 at 1:48 am

    If you want. I’ll do it. If you want me to. Ill shoot you. with a ray gun dispensing a dose end brain fog.

  18. ali renfro on September 16, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Service dogs relieve themselves on command by their handler. And painted red nails and the emotionally disturbed "service dog" who cannot stop shaking and will not cross thresholds or get into an elevator- IS A DEAD GIVEAWAY that the "handler " is a nut case bullshitter!!!!!

  19. Zions_Own on September 16, 2019 at 1:51 am

    So true!!! Lol

  20. Stormy Tuesday on September 16, 2019 at 1:55 am

    LOL our hospital actually brings service dogs in the hospital for our patients. They are a big help with  our pedi population, especially the Cancer kids… nothing makes you smile Vader like a golden retriever :0)

  21. R Graham on September 16, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Saw a pop-up add on YouTube for a web site dedicated to getting people "official" service animal certification for their pet, it boasted "licensed psychologists" standing by on-line to help you get certified for a fee. So Vader can expect to see more critters in his ER.

  22. mtcafa1 on September 16, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Yeah…not feeling you today ZDogg. As much emotional support our society is capable of these days…I rather hang with my ESA Chichucha any time.

  23. WKE066 on September 16, 2019 at 2:04 am

    I read an article where a women support pig on a plane with her. That is nuts!!!!

  24. Seriously Lacqueing on September 16, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Doc Vader in about the emergency department while invading the surgical floor.

  25. CanadianChops 1 on September 16, 2019 at 2:04 am

    People don’t need a license because legally we can’t even ask.

  26. Daniel Boulrice on September 16, 2019 at 2:05 am

    What bothers me os they get them and they think they can take them everywhere and not train them. Like ive had someone come in to dollar general with theres who they were still training and it was such a distracted dog who jumped on the counter and everything. Iean i understand it has to be trained in public but thats what paperwork and a vest saying in training is for. "Oh but hes certified". How?!? He isnt even fully trained!

  27. Amanda Lilly on September 16, 2019 at 2:07 am

    I want you so bad

  28. Javier Garcia on September 16, 2019 at 2:10 am

    El locco Luz.

  29. maggie smith on September 16, 2019 at 2:13 am

    For a minute there I thought the guy was a vet and was thinking "Where does he get off refusing service?"

  30. Jaymi & Shadow on September 16, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Service animals per federal law are dogs or mini horses that have been individually trained to perform tasks that mitigate a life altering disability. They can accompany their handler anywhere rhe general public can go. An Esa is a pet for someone with a disability that doesn’t need assistance outside of the home. They require no training and DO NOT HAVE public access rights.

    My service dog (who alerts to a heart condition and does mobility) went through two years of training to be able to go with me to the hospital, and yet I’ve had pets try and attack my dog in medical facilities. The facilities near me don’t know the law from a hole in the ground and let everyone with a pet in the building which makes it unsafe for me and my expensively trained MEDICAL EQUIPMENT to be there. LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME YOU MAKE LIFE HARDER FOR ACTUAL DISABLED PEOPLE WHEN YOU DRAG THEM IN PUBLIC SPACES THEY DON’T BELONG.

  31. ThatLittleTexanWoman on September 16, 2019 at 2:13 am

    My support chupacabra attacks anyone that gets on my nerves. I actually think Doc Vader would love a support chupacabra.

  32. Purity Sin on September 16, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Just started to get my puppy trained to be a service dog. I hate how many people just go out and buy a "license" then claim that completely unmanageable untrained dogs are service dogs yet they can never seem to say what the dog is supposed to be a service dog for.

  33. Mariah Beechy on September 16, 2019 at 2:15 am

    You should do a in depth video about what a real service dog does in comparison to to an emotional support animal. Just a suggestion

  34. CM Blaser on September 16, 2019 at 2:16 am

    I love this guy unashamedly.

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