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Dog Had To Be Euthanized After 7 Days At Deplorable Veterinary Hospital

Published: June 26, 2021 at 05:25 AM Author: Penny Eims

Taylor, Texas – A Texas veterinarian is facing a charge of animal cruelty after a dog had to be euthanized following a seven-day boarding at her animal hospital. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office identifies the owner of the Wellness Veterinary Hospital as Dr. Dana R. Boehm.

The dog who suffered and died is a five-year-old bulldog named Jax, who went into the veterinary hospital as a healthy dog and emerged a week later covered in urine and unable to walk.

Please sign the petition today to help us get the maximum sentence for Dr. Boehm and the revocation of her veterinary license!

Before Jax was left at the Wellness Veterinary Hospital on March 13, he was a healthy, uninjured dog. Investigators with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office were able to confirm this by watching surveillance video taken at Jax’s home on the same day; the footage revealed a healthy, mobile dog.

By the time that Jax’s owners picked him up on March 20, he was in dismal condition, unable to walk and covered in wounds and urine. The sheriff’s office detailed the dog’s injuries in a report:

  • Four holes in the dog’s hind leg and two holes the size of a quarter between the dog’s foot and hip.
  • Jax’s skin was noted as completely missing in some areas and exposing either bone, ligaments and or tendons.
  • A hole was observed on the dog’s leg about the size of a dime.
  • Photos showed what appeared to be another hind limb with a hole the size of a quarter in it and other injuries.

When detectives investigated the veterinary hospital, they found troubling conditions, including:

  • Unclean, unhealthy conditions in the areas Jax would have been kept and had access.
  • Strong, foul odors, feces, urine puddles, urine-soaked clothing, uncapped used syringes, and loose medications.
  • Animals being kenneled and boarded in these conditions, as well as a lack of food and water.

Another veterinary clinic determined that Jax had to be euthanized because he was in such poor condition.

The investigation resulted in a warrant for Dr. Dana R. Boehm’s arrest on a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.

The following are excerpts from the American Veterinary Medical Association Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics:

  • A veterinarian may choose whom he will serve. Once he has undertaken care of a patient he must not neglect him.
  • The veterinary profession should safeguard the public and itself against veterinarians deficient in moral character or professional competence.
    Veterinarians should observe all laws, uphold the honor and dignity of the profession, and accept its self-imposed discipline.

Did Dr. Dana Boehm uphold the veterinary code of ethics? Or did she fail by allowing Jax to be neglected so badly that he had to be put down?

We need your support to ensure that Dr. Boehm receives the maximum punishment for her animal cruelty charge. We also feel that she has failed to fulfill the code of ethics upon which her profession operates.

If she is found guilty of her charge, we want to see her veterinary license revoked – what happened to Jax can never happen to another animal!

Petition Letter

Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

We also found more information and another VERY surprising allegation against Dr. Dana Boehm.

You can read more at these links:

Austin Chronicle (IRS scandal)

Austin Chronicle (Allegations of neglect at shelter where Boehm was the interim director)

News:

MSN News

Taylor Press

Fox 7 Austin

KVUE News

Animal-Protection-Laws-of-Texas-2020-Animal-Legal-Defense-Fund

Update 11/18/2022: Animal Victory has learned that court has been rescheduled again; the hearing is now set for 12/20/2022.

Update 9/25/22: The next scheduled court date is October 17, 2022. 

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Update 9/7/2022: The next court date is scheduled for September 13, 2022. 

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Update 4/27/2022: Animal Victory has learned that Discovery 1st (1:30 PM) has been reset by the court to 06/07/2022.

Update 3/14/2022: Animal Victory has learned that there is a Status Hearing scheduled on 04/14/2022 (Judicial Officer Hallford, Brandy)

Update 01/5/2021: There is no future court date set as of yet. Mariel Puryear, Trial Director with the criminal Division has our petition and has reassured us that their office is taking this animal welfare issue very seriously. Please continue to sign the petition as we will collect signatures up until sentencing.

Update 8/5/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next court date is scheduled for 10/21/2021 at 2:30 p.m., it is an announcement docket. 

Update 7/27/2021 – The county attorney’s office has informed Animal Victory that Mariel Puryear is the prosecutor for this case.

Update 6/28/2021 – Animal Victory has learned that her arraignment is scheduled for July 30, at 9:00 a.m.

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 14922

Dog Had To Be Euthanized After 7 Days At Deplorable Veterinary Hospital

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
14,230 John Robertson Nov 30, 2022
14,229 Lisel Sipes SHUT these scumbags down and jail them! Nov 19, 2022
14,228 Dana Dykes Nov 19, 2022
14,227 ELIZABETH ALLANCORTE OMG! HOW IN SO LITTLE A TIME DID THAT POOR DOG LOOSE HIS FUR & GET HOLES IN HIS BODY? Nov 15, 2022
14,226 Claire Sefiane Nov 13, 2022
14,225 brigitte deschaintre Nov 11, 2022
14,224 Lisa Cairns Oct 20, 2022
14,223 Shannon Nichols Oct 07, 2022
14,222 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
14,221 Jennifer Warrow Sep 15, 2022
14,220 Carmen Verdugo Sep 11, 2022
14,219 Kelly A Kalish Sep 10, 2022
14,218 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
14,217 Nicolas Mangialomini Sep 09, 2022
14,216 Tina Woods Sep 03, 2022
14,215 Nancy Coupe Sep 03, 2022
14,214 Daria Bucklin Sep 02, 2022
14,213 LEO MENDEZ HORRIBLE!!! PUT THIS LOW LIFE PERSON AWAY AND PUNISH HER Aug 30, 2022
14,212 MARIE BOTEILHO Shut this so called Vet Hospital down for good! Punish those responsible for this dogs neglect and the neglect of all the other animals! Aug 30, 2022
14,211 Theresa Mason Aug 28, 2022
14,210 Anu Dutt Aug 18, 2022
14,209 Kristi Wise Aug 13, 2022
14,208 Vickie Barnett Aug 10, 2022
14,207 Renee Crawford Aug 10, 2022
14,206 Ana Carolina Casey Put this monster dictor in prison for ever evil monster revoked her license for ever ! Aug 05, 2022
14,205 Kayla Younkins Aug 03, 2022
14,204 Carolyn Chamberland Aug 02, 2022
14,203 Randy Smith Jul 23, 2022
14,202 Debbie Boomhower Jul 20, 2022
14,201 kingsley clary Jul 15, 2022

 

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 14922