Reinstate Jamie Scott without prejudice so that she can complete her DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree.
  • Petitioning Ross University

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Veterinary School Dean
Ross University
Associate Dean, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Dean Hendrickson
Assistant Dean of External Relations, Ross University
Jodi Peeler

Reinstate Jamie Scott without prejudice so that she can complete her DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree.

    1. Chad Johnson
    2. Petition by

      Chad Johnson

      Long Beach, CA

Our dear friend Jamie Scott was denied her DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) license at Ross University after challenging the killing and harming of innocent lives in the name of education.  With only one and a half semesters to complete her degree, she was dismissed from Ross.
 
Jamie Scott originally attended Ross University because she was
informed that she would not have to perform surgeries she considered
unethical.  However, the university mandated that she partake in the
killing of animals in order to graduate.  Jamie was threatened with
being flunked out if she did not perform terminal surgeries, and was
harassed and unfairly discriminated against on account of her views
concerning animals. Ultimately she was unjustly dismissed despite
helping and saving numerous animals’ lives.

Ross University requires students to operate on healthy animals who are then killed or “terminated” at the end of their surgical procedures. Terminal surgeries involve anesthetizing healthy animals including sheep, goats and donkeys and subjecting them to procedures that they don't need, such as tracheostomies, gastrotomies, and joint taps. Many veterinary schools have replaced such terminal surgeries with effective and humane teaching tools. These humane alternatives include willed body cadaver donation programs, anatomy models, and survival surgeries performed under close faculty supervision such as spays, castrations, and mass removals on animals who actually benefit from the procedures. The school continues to ignore requests to reinstate Jamie, including disregarding signed letters of endorsement from three practicing veterinarians.
 
It’s time for Ross University to reinstate Jamie without prejudice so she can complete her degree. Any student is entitled to the right to opt out of procedures which involve killing animals unnecessarily.  Jamie was a person who attempted to prioritize the value of sentient life and to give all animals a reasonable opportunity for a decent life.  Please support this very important issue within the overall goal of changing how animals are perceived in all veterinary schools.

Thank you,

Chad Johnson

To:
Ross University, Veterinary School Dean
Dr. Dean Hendrickson, Associate Dean, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Jodi Peeler, Assistant Dean of External Relations, Ross University
Reinstate Jamie Scott without prejudice so that she can complete her DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • DIANE BLUMENFIELD RIVERDALE, NJ
      • 6 days ago

      Vets are supposed to save animals' lives, not terminate them!

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    • Donna Reynolds CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON, NY
      • 6 days ago

      Jamie Scott, with her stellar compassion and courageous stand, would be my Vet of choice! Reinstate now, Ross U.

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    • Faisal Khan ANN ARBOR, MI
      • 17 days ago

      It is part of my faith as a Muslim as animals are considered Muslims in Islam, here is a saying of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):

      A good deed done to an animal is like a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is as bad as cruelty to a human being."

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    • Julia Hood NORTON, OH
      • about 1 month ago

      All vets should challenge the freedom of animal testing. There should not be animal testing. Test should be done on humans.

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    • Rose Hudson Hudson CEDAR CREEK, TX
      • about 1 month ago

      I'm a Registered Nurse and we didn't have to kill people or animals to complete our education.

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