Veterinarian pleads not guilty

Veterinarian pleads not guilty

There are 25 comments on the LancasterOnline story from May 27, 2009, titled Veterinarian pleads not guilty. In it, LancasterOnline reports that:

A veterinarian accused of mutilating a puppy's tail pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge Wednesday in Lancaster County Court.

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lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#21 Nov 24, 2009
Believe what you want to believe but the person who witnessed his cruelty was not lying. And records show this vet signed off on dogs in puppy mills for the breeders without ever examining them that they were healthy. Many families who bought these dogs suffered great emotional toll not to say the expense of fixing a very sick puppy!

This is being ethical? If he ran his practice ethically, he wouldn't need to save on his taxes by not paying them to survive. A vet practice can be very lucrative.

Saving money to survive and not paying taxes are two different issues....one is legal the other is not.....

Relax.....justice will prevail but we dog lovers hope he nevers get near another puppy again.

LOVALDGS!!!!!!!!!
A Dog Lover

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Nov 29, 2009
It is pretty obvious to me that as long as he was getting paid vet's wages, he might have treated HIS practice's patients appropriately. Haven't you ever heard the saying about serial killers? But he was so nice, kind and considerate! Same goes for this disgusting vet. He obviously has a dark side whether you choose to believe it or not.

Another note - check out this article about puppy mills. Are these SPCA agents also making it up?

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/business/20091...
My Vet for years wrote:
I have known this Vet for many years. He is very kind, gentle, considerate, with all his patients as well as their owners. He is also medically sound with all his patients, from what I have witnessed, experienced, and heard from others for many years. Something is rotten in Denmark as they say, with this so-called witness. Someone obviously trying to fry him for some reason. If you think this sort of thing can't happen, or won't happen in a small town, think again; and look around really closely.
No one should even consider believing this trumped-up load of crap!
As for the Income Tax issue; would he be the only person ever to attempt to save money needed to survive on????
If this one proves out to be as reported, he just gets to pay it back; or rather a much smaller, agreed-upon portion of it, as anyone has to do.
A Dog Lover

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Nov 29, 2009
Another note - this didn't happen in this small town. It happened someone else. I guess he thought he was "safe" from being caught, or found out about, with doing these horrific deeds 50-60 miles away in another county. I am GLAD that he was caught and I hope they lock him up too. He has shown no mercy to the defenseless, helpless animals. He shouldn't be shown mercy either. Just think of him doing that to YOUR pet. It's horrible!
My Vet for years wrote:
I have known this Vet for many years. He is very kind, gentle, considerate, with all his patients as well as their owners. He is also medically sound with all his patients, from what I have witnessed, experienced, and heard from others for many years. Something is rotten in Denmark as they say, with this so-called witness. Someone obviously trying to fry him for some reason. If you think this sort of thing can't happen, or won't happen in a small town, think again; and look around really closely.
No one should even consider believing this trumped-up load of crap!
As for the Income Tax issue; would he be the only person ever to attempt to save money needed to survive on????
If this one proves out to be as reported, he just gets to pay it back; or rather a much smaller, agreed-upon portion of it, as anyone has to do.

Since: Feb 07

Fenton, MO

#24 Dec 26, 2009
UPDATE: Posted December 17 2009..........

Chesco vet convicted of animal cruelty

A Chester County veterinarian has been convicted of animal cruelty after he removed part of a puppy's tail without anesthesia while holding it under scalding water.

District Judge Stuart Mylin in Lancaster County said Tom Stevenson of Honey Brook neglected an animal he had a duty to care for when he performed the procedure on the nine-week-old puppy in the wash room of a kennel.

A prosecutor said Stevenson acted against all "reasonable veterinary judgment" when in March he used unsterilized scissors in an unsanitary setting and failed to give the animal pain medication or proper treatment for the wound.

Stevenson, whose medical license was suspended by the state veterinary board in May as a result of the cruelty charge, testified that he was performing first aid on a previously injured dog and used the tools he had on hand. Stevenson's attorney said he would appeal yesterday's conviction.

- Amy Worden

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/79...

Since: Feb 07

Fenton, MO

#25 Dec 26, 2009
Need to hope that the PA vet board REVOKES his license permanently.

Hmm, wonder what the sentence will bring ...

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