Demand Abusive Veterinarian Have His License Revoked


Target: Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Goal: Revoke the license of a veterinarian who lied to a family about their dog’s health, and kept animals in inhumane and unsanitary conditions

Last fall, the Harris family of Aledo, TX said goodbye to their beloved family dog, Sid. Sid had been having serious mobility issues, and their vet, Dr. Tierce, informed the family that Sid had an inoperable congenital spine defect that would continue to worsen. The vet recommended euthanasia, to which the family agreed, and so they said their goodbyes to Sid and left the sad details to the vet’s office.

Six months later, a former veterinary technician from the office called the family to let them know that Sid was still alive and being kept in a small cage in unsanitary conditions in the basement. They staged a rescue, and found Sid alive but injured, covered in his own feces and too weak to walk well. Upon taking him to another vet they also discovered that Sid had been tapped for blood transfusions.

After a police raid on his clinic in which two other dogs were seized, Millard Tierce was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and subsequently released on bail. Since his arrest, three other clients have filed complaints with the state veterinary board. Regardless of the outcome of the animal cruelty charges, this man lied to his clients about the health and life of their beloved pet, and should never be allowed to practice veterinary medicine again. Please sign this petition demanding that the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners revoke Dr. Tierce’s veterinary license immediately and permanently.


Dear Members of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners,

Your website states that the goal of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is to “ensure that Texans are effectively and efficiently served by quality veterinary professionals by setting clear standards for professional conduct, by assuring compliance with the rules of professional conduct and the community standard of care, and seeking solutions to issues that strengthen the profession and protect the public.”

Dr. Millard Tierce has clearly violated the rules of professional conduct by lying to his clients about their pets’ care. His treatment of the Harris family and their dog Sid is both morally reprehensible and professionally indefensible. He abused his privilege as a trusted doctor, and has lost the right to practice veterinary medicine as a licensed professional.

We demand that his license to practice veterinary medicine be immediately and permanently revoked.


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  1. Margaret Westlake says:

    I am almost in tears reading this. I cant find the words to say how discusted I am.

  2. Surely Tierce will be prosecuted and spend time behind bars!? He is obviously a very sick man and cannot be allowed near animals ever again.

  3. Kathleen Williams says:

    Remember Dr. Kristen Lindsey who shot a neighbor’s cat (Tiger) through the skull with a bow and arrow and then posted the pic on FB and bragged about it in April 2015? Yep; Texas. Coincidence? Don’t know. But from the FB page “Justice for Cat Murdered By Kristen Lindsey,” they are asking everyone to be patient. The DA is working hard, and so is the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. The DA has 18 months to collect relevant information and present their case. Regarding the TSBVME, they have 4 years! So while public outrage is definitely needed, just understand that the wheels of justice turn slowly.

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