On March 8, 2016, Kristen Lindsey was scheduled for a hearing with the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) in front of an administrative law judge. The TBVME requested that the hearing be delayed upon discovery of new evidence, and requested time to review it.
Kristen Lindsey and her legal team opposed the delay and went forward with a mediation hearing on Thursday, March 10, 2016. After a full day, no settlement was reached. According to Alley Cat Allies, a hearing will likely be scheduled after the mediation period expires on April 20, 2016. The TBVME has requested the hearing on April 25-27, but the dates have yet to be confirmed.
“We were concerned that the mediation would result in something less than a revocation, such as a suspension. Now that the parties failed to reach an agreement, we’re hopeful that Lindsey’s license will ultimately be revoked,” remarked Misty Christo, Staff Attorney for Alley Cat Allies.
Many will recall Kristen Lindsey is the Texas veterinarian who shot a cat in the head with a bow and arrow and bragged about it on social media in April 2015. A public outcry ensued, with petitions calling for the revocation of her veterinary license reaching over 400,000 signatures.
Last May, The Catnip Times wrote an open letter to Austin County District Attorney, Travis Koehn, urging him to bring charges against Lindsey. Unfortunately, a no-bill was returned and Kristen Lindsey was not subjected to criminal charges. In October 2015, the TBVME moved to revoke Kristen Lindsey’s veterinary license, to which Lindsey appealed.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates to this case.
(Note: Image presented is not "Tiger" the cat alleged killed by Kristen Lindsey)