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Texas veterinarian who killed cat with an arrow has license suspended


The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners on Tuesday suspended the license of veterinarian Kristen Lindsey for one year after she killed a cat with a bow and arrow.

Lindsey, who practiced in Brenham and was fired from her job, posted a photo of herself online last year holding a dead cat with a caption that read, “My first bow kill. The only good feral cat is one with a bow through its head! Vet of the year award…gladly accepted.” The image sparked outrage from animal rights advocates and it quickly went viral.

Her suspension will be followed by four years’ probation. Lindsey will be required to work with a supervising veterinarian and submit quarterly reports to the board. She also will be required to participate in six extra hours of continuing education in animal welfare.

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In June last year, a grand jury declined to indict Lindsey on animal cruelty charges.

Lindsey’s lawyer, Brian Bishop, told the board she believed the cat was feral and that it isn’t unusual for people near her rural home west of Houston to dispose of feral animals.

Bishop says she shouldn’t have posted an image to Facebook in April 2015, but that she didn’t act with “criminal recklessness.”

The Facebook post showed the cat dangling from the arrow as a smiling Lindsey held it aloft.

Lindsey has 30 days to appeal the board’s decision.

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