Veterinarian's Lawsuit against Banfield Pet Hospital Dismissed
by Dr. Chris
September 30, 2010 Banfield Pet Hospitals, the largest owner of veterinary clinics in the United States recently avoided another lawsuit. According to reports Dr. Amy Esquivel filed a complaint July 9, 2010 from actions that happened at the Nyberg Woods Urgent Care Center in Tualatin, Oregon, which is owned by Banfield. According to the complaint, veterinarians and staff were pressured to earn more money at the expense of pet welfare.
Dr. Amy Esquivel claims that this included ordering more ultrasound images than were needed, and that the emergency care center was not appropriately staffed or equipped.
Because of the pressure that she faced, she became ill and took a 60 day leave of absence. After that she gave Banfield an ultimatum. That they either change their practices or that she would quit. Banfield then fired her August 4, 2009.
The lawsuit was dismissed mainly because of the timing. These actions took place over a year ago and she only now filed a lawsuit now. To read more see: VIN News
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