Chantry Vets; Miss Birgit Nordmann MRCVS & Ms Lisa Flood MRCVS
Bozzy, who died last April after being prescribed Tramadol by veterinary surgeon Birgit Nordmann, of Chantry Vets, Wakefield.
The RCVS has exonerated her of malpractice and negligence, a decision which I will bide by, though I do not agree with it.
The only discrepancy in our statements was that Ms Nordmann claimed that she had prescribed Bozzy 50 mg tablets because I had told her that I could not afford the lesser, more expensive dosage. I confirm that cost was never discussed. There is however a lesson to be learned by other pet owners:
NEVER let your pet take Tramadol without first studying the facts, and of how dangerous this drug is. Imagine, if it is this dangerous to a 50-pound dog, what damage it might do if accidentally taken by a child.
Further action, however, IS being taken against Lisa Flood, whose efforts to protect her colleague resulted (along with those of a Spanish vet who may no longer be at Chantry Vets) in a statement which has been proved to be little more than a catalogue of lies, some of which were exposed by her own attachments to her statement. This vet was arrogant, rude and uncaring, not the kind of person that I would entrust any pet to.
Though I hold no grudge against Ms Nordmann, I would be very happy if Ms Flood's name was struck off the Veterinary Register for the blatant lies she told at this most distressing time.
This is all that I have to say, other than that if she is exonerated, further action will be taken.
For twelve years, we had no problem whatsoever with Chantry Vets. When it was a small outfit, the staff were sincere, helpful and kindness itself. Expansion has done the owners, vets themselves and fantastic people, no favours. The sub-vets they employ are not people that I would trust, ever again. In my experience and personal opinion they are arrogant, heartless, untruthful, and unfit for duty.