Punish Veterinarian Reportedly Caught on Video Beating and Choking Dog

Target: Matthew Hynes, DVM, Director of Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Macomb Branch

Goal: Revoke license and prosecute veterinarian accused of cruelly beating pet dog on video.

A YouTube video surfaced appearing to show a man beating, slamming, and even choking his pet dog. Unfortunately, the circumstances are nothing new. These specific allegations, however, have a troubling new twist: the suspect is a veterinarian.

This man remains publicly unnamed because he is awaiting arraignment on animal cruelty charges. The fact that he has been identified as a professional who is tasked daily with the care of animals merits concern, though. The German shepherd at the center of the allegations, as well as two other pet dogs in the suspect’s home, have been removed from the residence. And an official in the county executive’s office was apparently troubled enough by the allegations to say that “there’s no question we had to get these dogs out of there for their own protection and for their own good.”

If the allegations against him prove true, this man should not be allowed to work with or care for animals. Sign the petition below to urge Michigan’s veterinary board to evaluate this case for possible license revocation.


Dear Dr. Hynes,

Veterinarians by their very nature must have a calm, measured approach. Animals—and especially sick animals—are unpredictable, but they absolutely deserve humane care. A veterinarian in Macomb County has allegedly demonstrated that he does not possess the fundamental qualifications to continue practice.

This man was reportedly caught on video abusing his pet dog to the extent that the animal was removed from the premises and charges were brought against the suspect. Only when authorities went to speak with him did they discover that the suspect worked in an animal care clinic in Shelby Township. Even if the suspect is convicted, the misdemeanor nature of the charges means that he will spend a minimal amount of time, if any, in jail.

Long-term consequences need to be more stringent. Please stay apprised of this case and, if a conviction does result, ensure that this man does not practice veterinary medicine again. The animals—and the people who entrust the care of their precious family members—deserve far better.


[Your Name Here]


  1. Cynthia A Pisarcik says:


    If people were punished properly for their crimes it might stop some of these crimes. These people need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law !!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Uncommonsensesc says:

    Looks like the POS’s name is Wayne Gilchrist – if you know him or happen to meet him, I hope you have a Karma bat (aka Louisville Slugger) with you and give true justice for that dog and any other animal he’s abused.

  3. Ileana fortuny says:

    What a horrible human being this sick man is, that is no way to treat animals at all, I do hope that he pays for what he has done to his dogs and probably a lot more of other animals that he has taken care of!

  4. Beat, choke, and strange him!

  5. Just choke the living shit out of this prick. OMG people feel they can trust their vets – gee this makes one reconsider those thoughts. This is just so incredibly sad – what an ignorant f*cker. He deserves the same treatment right back – who in the hell does he think he is anyways – another useless piece of skin!!!

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