Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Responds to Kristen Lindsey Case

I saw on Dr. Marty Becker’s Facebook page that the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners discussed Dr. Kristen Lindsey today.

Representatives of Alley Cat Allies, an organization that advocates for cats, attended the meeting and reported, “The board deliberated and announced that they did find Kristen Lindsey in violation.”

The news release didn’t have details. We’ll have to wait for those until October.

Lindsey’s conduct in April this year has been denounced by her veterinary school, Colorado State University. The AVMA did not support her actions either, although the organization’s policies were misquoted by the law enforcers that investigated the case.

Alley Cat Allies has a number of news releases dedicated to this case if you are unfamiliar with what happened. We would prefer not to think about what she did, but we wanted everyone to know that the leaders of the veterinary profession in Texas did not approve of her actions.

Addendum (August 30, 2015): Dr. Becker posted a link on Facebook that gives a bit more information about the licensing board’s actions on this case. An anonymous source told Veterinary Practice News that the board had determined Lindsey violated a state rule. The source did not name the rule or the action the board plans to take. If Lindsey accepts the board’s finding, the case could be resolved by mid-October. If she does not accept, there will be a hearing.

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