Do YOU Know Who Your Vet Is?

Kristen Lindsey was a vet at the Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham, Texas, until she was fired today.

Why was she fired? Because of a Facebook post that went viral.

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When commenters asked if she wasn’t worried about losing her job over her actions, Ms. Lindsey posted, “and no I did not lose my job. Lol. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I’m awesome!”

Ms. Lindsey may think she’s awesome, but the vet clinic, local animal control, and the Austin County Sheriff’s Office probably think differently. Their phones have been ringing off the hook today, and the Washington Animal Clinic’s website crashed.

This afternoon the clinic posted the following to its Facebook page:

Dear Friends, Clients, and other interested folks. We just learned of the conduct that is discussed below. We are absolutely appalled, shocked, upset, and disgusted by the conduct. We have parted ways with Ms. Lindsey. We do not allow such conduct and we condemn it in the strongest possible manner. Please know that when informed of this we responded swiftly and appropriately and please do not impute this awful conduct to the Washington Animal Clinic or any of its personnel.

KBTX.com reports the cat was NOT a feral, but a foster in the care of True Blue Animal Rescue in Brenham. True Blue denies this on their Facebook page. Instead they report the cat looks similar to one who escaped while being cared for by one of their volunteers as a part of her pet-sitting business.

Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes says his department is investigating the incident. If arrested, Ms. Lindsey could be charged with Cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor.

But I’m guessing the real punishment will be her inability to find another job in her field. 

43 thoughts on “Do YOU Know Who Your Vet Is?

  1. I am speechless. May Karma bit her in the butt. Disgusting vile creature. Okay so maybe semi speechless.

  2. Wow, very disturbing! Not only is she a horrible person, but dumb as a brick to actually post and brag about it. But, I guess she didn’t see anything wrong and so had no fear. Unbelievable.

  3. First, what kind of person goes to vet school and hates animals. Second, could that be some kind of Photoshopped sick joke? Third, joke or not, how stupid do you have to be to post that? Fourth, how do I unsee that?

  4. I’m surprised I didn’t hear about this from the local news before now. Despite its rugged reputation, Texas takes animal rights seriously. I don’t care much for cats – mainly because I’m allergic to them – but I definitely don’t believe feral ones should be shot dead like that!

    1. The thing is, we’ve now learned that it wasn’t a feral at all, but a cat that escaped its home while a petsitter was watching him. His name was Tabby and he was 6 years old. That sorry bitch killed an owned cat.

  5. I am afraid she has got everything she deserves. No one should kill another living thing let a alone a vet kill a cat. She is not only lacking as a vet she is lacking as a human. I trust she never works with animals again!

  6. Wow! That’s like a person who works in a service industry and doesn’t like people. It doesn’t work. So now, neither does she. I don’t wish ill will on anyone but I DO hope she never gets another job working with animals again– unless it’s cleaning litter boxes and dog pens.

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  8. This was the most bizarre story of the past week! It’s scary to think people like this could be working with animals every day. Mind blowing!

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