The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has received several inquiries regarding the case against Kristen Lindsey, the Texas veterinarian who admittedly killed a cat, then posted a photo of herself holding up the cat showing an arrow through the head. The death of an orange and white tabby named Tiger enraged animal lovers worldwide, especially since the killing was done by one who took an oath to help animals 24/7.
There are several legal requirements that must be met before the full Board may consider Dr. Lindsey’s case. Lindsey, as well as the Tiger defense team are required to submit their closing arguments to SOAH no later than June 10, 2016. After that, both parties will then be permitted to submit written replies by July 1. At this point, the administrative law judges who presided over the hearing will have 60 days to issue a Proposal for Decision (PFD), and the parties will have the chance to file written responses to the PFD. Once that process is completed the PFD will be presented to the full Board at its next open meeting.
It’s expected the case will be presented to the full Board on October 18, 2016. Any questions at this time should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The most credible news updates on TBVME v. Kristen Lindsey DVM. can be found on the Tiger Justice News Team page.
Animal advocates were encouraged last week when a blog reported Lindsey had been stripped of her license to practice veterinary medicine. Greenville Cats Examiner covered the fraudulent article, which was taken from a legitimate article written by Arin Greenwood with the Huffington Post on October 1, 2015. Her name was removed and the article date was changed to April 29.
Should you hear Lindsey’s license has been revoked before that time, consider it another social media rumor.