BRENHAM – The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has opened an investigation into the Brenham veterinarian who was fired after bragging on Facebook about killing a cat with a bow and arrow, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
The Board, which issues veterinarians a license to practice in Texas, has said it is aware of the incident but will not confirm or deny whether there is an investigation.
Kristen Lindsey was fired Friday by the Washington Animal Clinic. The Austin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating her for possible animal cruelty.
The AMVA released a statement about the incident. It reads, in part:
“We, too, were shocked and appalled by this image when we saw it. Every veterinarian takes an oath that states in part that they will “use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering.”
The AVMA is committed to ensuring that every animal is treated with respect and dignity.
We are confident that the legal system and licensing board will take appropriate action, and we will continue to monitor the situation.”