Target: Karen Phillips, Director of Enforcement, Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Goal: Revoke license of veterinarian accused of shooting and killing a neighbor’s cat with a bow and arrow.
In April, veterinarian Karen Lindsey allegedly shot a supposed feral cat through the head with a bow and arrow, killed it, and then picked up the dead feline by the arrow, which was stuck through the animal’s head. Smiling in the picture that was proudly posted on Facebook, the “vet” declared, “My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head! Vet of the year award … Gladly accepted.”
Despite ForceChange’s call to action to the Austin County, Texas District Attorney to Punish Vet Accused of Bragging About Killing Cat, charges were not filed against Lindsey. Thankfully, other people took note, and Lindsey was fired from the veterinary practice where she worked. It has been said that the cat she shot and killed was not feral, but rather a neighbor’s beloved feline. An inquiry with the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners was opened, and on Aug. 28, the board found Lindsey in “violation.”
While this is a small victory, animal rescue organization Alley Cat Allies reported that it is unclear whether Lindsey’s license will be suspended or revoked, and the Board will not issue a final decision until October. We must remain resolute in taking action to ensure that this vile woman never practices veterinary medicine again. It is not good enough to suspend Lindsey’s license; it must be revoked.
Demand the Texas Board of Veterinary Medicine revoke Kristen Lindsey’s veterinary license so that she can never practice veterinary medicine again. This woman should not be allowed to touch anyone’s pet.
Dear Ms. Phillips,
Thank you for finding veterinarian Kristen Lindsey in violation during your hearing on Friday, Aug. 28. This is a step in the right direction, as Ms. Lindsey should be punished for her alleged cruel and inhumane action against what appears to be a neighbor’s pet cat.
The picture of Ms. Lindsey holding up the dead animal with the arrow through its head is vile and shocking. No person who would gain pleasure in doing something so cruel and unthinkable should be licensed to practice veterinary medicine.
Ms. Lindsey not only allegedly killed what appears to be someone’s pet, she smiled and bragged about it publicly. This woman clearly doesn’t take veterinary practice or animal care seriously. In fact, she mocked your agency by saying, “…Vet of the year award … Gladly accepted.”
Please revoke this woman’s license. She has no business practicing veterinary medicine. The Austin County District Attorney’s office failed in its job by refusing to press charges against Ms. Lindsey. Please make up for this oversight and revoke Dr. Kristen Lindsey’s veterinary license.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Simplicius