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.'
It added that the Texas Veterinary Medical Licensing Board has opened an investigation into whether Lindsey should lose her veterinary license.
Lindsey's alma mater, Colorado State's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, said in an open letter to its students and faculty:
At Colorado State, we join the veterinary clinic that earlier employed the individual, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and countless others who strongly decry the grotesque actions and comments displayed in that post.... We also wish to express our support for you, as students and veterinary professionals who joined this field with integrity and concern for animal welfare.
Now, cat lovers everywhere await the DA's decision about whether to prosecute and, if so, how severely. Koehn reportedly started looking at the results of the police investigation Tuesday afternoon.