Family says vet accidentally euthanized their dog


2-ROBERT:A FAMILY IN AUSTIN IS REELING AFTER THEY SAY THEIR TRUSTED VETERINARIAN ACCIDENTALLY KILLED THEIR DOG. 2-SYDNEY:THEY’VE FILED A LAWSUIT… AND AS KXAN’S ALEX CAPRARIELLO REPORTS THEY HOPE IT WILL LEAD TO SOME ANSWERS. LANDON DOWNTON, 9-YEARS-OLD: “I EITHER GO THIS WAY OR THAT WAY.” IF YOU WALK PAST THE ROPE SWING….LANDON DOWNTON, 9-YEARS-OLD: “COME ON!” FOLLOW THE STONE STAIRS….LANDON DOWNTON, 9-YEARS-OLD: “MHMM…” AND JUST BEYOND THE PATIO TABLE…LANDON DOWNTON, 9-YEARS-OLD: “OK, LIAM, LET’S PICK A GOOD ONE.” YOU’LL FIND NIA — A BOY’S BEST FRIEND. LANDON DOWNTON, 9-YEARS-OLD: “THESE FLOWERS BLOOMED A FEW DAYS AFTER WE BURIED HER. I LIKE TO THINK OF IT AS NIA STILL WATCHING OVER US.” THE FAMILY SAYS THE ONLY REASON THEIR DOG IS LYING THERE IS DUE TO ONE VET’S MISTAKE.WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS A ROUTINE SPAYING BECAME A MUCH DIFFERENT PROCEDURE.TINA BRIGGS, LIVES IN AUSTIN: “HE JUST OFFERED UP NO REAL EXPLANATION. JUST SAID SHE’S HERE IN THE FRIDGE FOR YOU FOR WHENEVER YOU WANT TO PICK HER UP.” THEY SAY AN ACCIDENTAL E-MAIL LATER ON EXPLAINED MORE…TINA BRIGGS, LIVES IN AUSTIN: “ONE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES AT THE VETERNINARIAN ACCIDENTALLY SENT ME AN EMAIL THAT WAS MEANT FOR ANOTHER EMPLOYEE. IT SAID WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BUT WE EUTHANIZED..”LANDON DOWNTON, 9-YEARS-OLD: “I FELT LIKE I WANTED TO COLLAPSE TO THE FLOOR AND SCREAM BECAUSE I WAS REALLY SAD.” THE BRIGGS FAMILY IS STILL SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS. THEY SAY THE DOCTOR HASN’T RESPONDED TO THEM FOR A WHILE. IN AUSTIN: “THEY WON’T RETURN MY CALLS OR EMAILS. NOTHING.” THE FAMILY HAS HIRED A LAWYER WHILE THEY TRY TO MOVE ON FROM THEIR HEARTBREAK.LANDON DOWNTON, 9-YEARS-OLD: “NIA WAS MORE THAN A PET. SHE WAS A FAMILY. AND ITS LIKE IF A FAMILY MEMBER DIES, IT’LL WARM YOUR HEART THINKING THAT THEY ARE STILL YOU.” #######ALEX:I SPOKE TO THE STAFF AT CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN ANIMAL HOSPITAL MULTIPLE TIMES TODAY.EACH TIME… THEY ASSURED ME THAT DR. VANDERMAUSE WOULD BE GIVING ME A CALL TO EXPLAIN.I HAVE YET TO HEAR BACK FROM HIM. SYDNEY?SYDNEY:THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TEXAS VETERINARIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAID THERE ARE NO MANDATORY GUIDELINES A VET MUST TAKE BEFORE PUTTING A DOG DOWN.BUT HE DID SAY THAT MOST ANIMAL HOSPITALS HAVE POLICIES WHERE THEY RECEIVE A SIGNATURE FROM THE FAMILY BEFORE PROCEEDING FOR SAFETY’S SAKE. SYDNEY:IF YOU NEED TO MAKE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A VETERINARIAN – CONTACT THE TEXAS BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS. THEY’LL ASK YOU TO FILL OUT THIS FORM AND SEND IT IN.THEY RECOMMEND INCLUDING AS MANY DETAILS AS POSSIBLE.THEN THEY’LL ASSIGN AN INVESTIGATOR TO YOUR CASE.IF AN INVESTIGATION INDICATES A VIOLATION OCCURRED… IT’LL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION.A PENALTY CAN RANGE FROM A REPRIMAND TO

6 thoughts on “Family says vet accidentally euthanized their dog

  1. Someome would have to hold me back honestly.

    This situation is one where i would lose my sense of who or what i am.

    I would be just stuck in primal anger mode ?

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