Sedating cat to get to vet
— Mike Vaughan's dog, Gunner, was like a child to him. Gunner disappeared in March 2014 while running on land owned by one of Vaughan's friends.Vaughan found Gunner the next day at a local animal shelter after he had been hit by a car.The dog had a broken leg, so Vaughan took it to Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Raleigh to be treated."I (told the veterinarians) 'Go ahead with the surgery,'" he said.She didn't want the Banfield vet to lose her license, but she thinks a reprimand for mixing up four dogs wasn't enough. "But I couldn't do anything about it." Banfield says the case led to major changes company-wide to increase pet safety.Schadler and Hearn of the Veterinary Medical Board said accidents do happen.
I just want what's right by my dog." Veterinary Specialty Hospital declined to comment on Vaughan's case but said it takes complaints filed with the state board seriously."A warning – I don't know what to say about that," Vaughan said."They took ,000 from someone for their dog to be put to sleep at the end of the day by (another) vet."VSH is committed to exceeding the standards set by North Carolina's Veterinary Medical Board," Dr. "We value the role the board plays in reviewing cases presented to them and take board complaints very seriously.As a hospital, we continuously evaluate our processes and procedures to ensure we are delivering the highest quality care to our patients and clients." Pet owners can call the Veterinary Medical Board at 919-854-5601 to see if any disciplinary action has been taken against a specific veterinarian.