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 is 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)


MSN News

Taylor Press

Fox 7 Austin


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 he arraignment is scheduled for July 30, at 9:00 a.m.


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

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