Sears 1Allison SearsDr. KeebaughComposition 101 26 November 2019 Not All Veterinarians Care Not all veterinarians provide the love and care that they were trained to deliver. Malpractice is a major problem in the world of veterinary medicine. If the well-being of the animal is not of the utmost importance, then the veterinarians are not doing what they are supposed to, and that is unacceptable. The cultural assumption that all veterinarians love animals is incorrect. In fact, there are many cases of malpractice, animals have a high risk of being mistreated in the office, pet owner’s wishes have the chance of being ignored, and a large portionof veterinarians chose the profession strictly for the money. A perfect illustration of a veterinarian ignoring the pet owner’s wishes is described in the court case “Nelson V. The State Board of Veterinary Medicine”. In the court case described in thearticle, a woman, Betty Voorhies, brought her dog to Dr. Nelson’s practice. She did not want to euthanize her 17- year- old dog, however, Dr. Nelson felt as if she should. So, against Mrs. Voorhies wishes, the veterinarian attempted to stab the dog in the leg with euthanasia anyways. Dr. Nelson was placed under investigation because of this incidence (Bell Para 8). The article states, “The scope of review for the Commonwealth Court is ‘whether the [Veterinary] Board violated constitutional rights, committed an error of law, or whether all material findings of fact are supported by substantial evidence’” (Bell Para 10). This specific case emphasizes and supports the fact that there are vets who do not have proper morals and they do not love the animals that enter their practice. If Dr. Nelson truly cared for both the animal and the owner in
Sears 2this situation, he would respect the owner’s wish to not put her dog down. It is very improper for a veterinarian to react in such ways. It is also unprofessional and unethical, Dr. Nelson should have his license revoked after this incident, as it was scarring for both the pet and the owner. Dr. Nelson obviously does not care for the animals that come in his office.A case in which a veterinarian did not provide the proper care that was promised was, the “Bluestone V. Drs. Craig S. Bergstrom and Robert L. Rooks” case. As described in the article, “Macellero represented Marc Bluestone in his lawsuit against Drs. Craig S. Bergstrom and Robert L. Rooks of All-Care Animal Referral Center in Fountain Valley, Calif. After his dog Shane died of liver failure on April 2, 1999, Bluestone sued the veterinarians for negligence, deceit, and unfair business practices” (Nolen Para 3). The dog in this case died of liver failure.