When we take our pets to veterinary hospitals, we should be able to trust that the people caring for our loved ones are experienced professionals. That's why I've written to every animal-friendly legislator and started a petition on Change.org (http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-new-jersey-s-dogs-and-cats-with-jack-s-law) to help save the lives of New Jersey's more than 500,000 dogs and cats by restricting the responsibilities of recent veterinary school graduates and require experienced veterinarians to supervise them — in person — especially in critical care situations. It would also require veterinary hospitals be transparent and honest to consumers about exactly who treats the animals left in their care.
It’s been almost two years since I lost my incredibly loved and irreplaceable collie, Jack. Jack died in Red Bank Veterinary Hospital (RBVH) as the result of being left overnight in the Critical Care Unit under the unsupervised care of an inexperienced and incompetent intern. It was only after Jack died that I learned that the sole medical provider “caring’ for him in the CCU had just graduated from veterinary school two months earlier and had only been working as a "veterinarian" for less than two weeks. In fact, she had not even passed the state exam or received a license from the state.If you have a dog or cat, or simply care about their welfare, please take a minute to sign Jack’s Law petition on http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-new-jersey-s-dogs-and-cats-with-jack-s-law and like us on FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacks-Law/407608699334085And if you think Jack’s Law will help save our beloved dogs and cats, please tell your friends and family about it. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. Thank you very much.
Barbara Tunick Jackslaw2013@yahoo.com