June 04th 2011
Stop Veterinary Negligence
The veterinary industry in the UK is self regulated, fees are extortionate, negligence is rife and is overlooked and 'pet owners' have no rights or recourse, your action today will put a stop to thi
Veterinary Negligence killed my ‘pet’.
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Every year millions of animals and their owners are put through unbearable and unnecessary trauma at the hands of unscrupulous veterinary practitioners.
The veterinary industry is no longer run by caring 'James Herriot' types. It is a multi-million pound, 'profit -driven - industry.
In 1999 Dispatches (produced by Twenty Twenty Television) released a half hour, one off programme called "Who Vets the Vets" this documentary scratched the surface and revealed some of the grim truth for the first time. Pulling back the curtain on sadistic practices, cruelty beyond belief and all for money!
Animals put through unnecessary operations, beloved pets entering the veterinary environment for relatively simple treatment and ending up in a living nightmare of pain and suffering (one beautiful dog went in for something simple and returned home in a bin bag in pieces!); drugs administered unnecessarily, animal companions euthanized for no good reason and all for money. Since the making of the Dispatches programme NOTHING has changed.
Why? Because the veterinary industry is SELF REGULATED by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). If you train and study and qualify and become a member of the RCVS - what do you think the chances are of you ever being found guilty BY THEM of negligence? THIS MUST CHANGE FOREVER.
You have the chance to make a difference. Please sign the petition at the link below and pass it on to anyone you know that cares about animal welfare and our rights as pet owners. It’s asking for three things: the regulation of veterinary fees by the department of trade, for any animals that have to stay overnight in veterinary hospitals to be constantly overseen by qualified staff whilst also allowing access at any time to family and last but not least to establish an independent regulatory body for the veterinary industry above and beyond the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Without these fundamental changes, atrocities will continue!
Please note this is not the place to post defamatory statements about individuals. But is a place to exchange information, connect with others and support a fair and just cause.
For helpless animals and their families everywhere.
1. To establish an independent regulatory body and set of agreed standards, and hold any veterinary practices accountable if standards are not met.
2. To allow family/ guardians access to their animal at any time during a period of 'out of hours' hospitalization.
3. To ensure animals are monitored at all times by fully qualified veterinary nurses and veterinarians whilst hospitalised. (No trainees)
4. To put in place regulation of all veterinary fees by the Department of Trade (or appropriate other equivalent in the light of any 're-shuffles').