“I was a veterinary nurse for five years, but I am now switching to human medicine,” Hess told Scrubs Magazine. “I am currently in nursing school, which is what’s going on in the TikTok side. I am performing a physical assessment on my dog to practice for my skills check-off in class.”
The first video adorably reads, “When all you have is your dog to practice your practical assessment on....” The dog gave Hess all of the patience she needed.
The veterinary technician ran through a full exam with her canine patient, asking medical questions and pausing to listen for feedback all the while.
“Now accepting new patients,” Hess joked in the video.
In total, Hess has uploaded three parts to the exam on her TikTok account. And users are enjoying it by the millions.
“Dog is thinking ‘the things I do for treats,’” one user posted. “He’s got stage four good boy,” another said.
“I hope you know this was so therapeutic,” a third added.
Since going viral, Hess has continued to post videos from her time training to be a nurse, including a video of her time bonding with her fellow nurses-in-training and footage of her reacting to receiving her exam grades.