Investigation of Paws to Claws Veterinary in Magnolia, TX.

Investigation of Paws to Claws Veterinary in Magnolia, TX.

July 3, 2020
Petition to
Texas State Board and 13 others
Signatures: 308Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Brianna Popowitz

On June 30th, 2020, Paws to Claws Veterinary in Magnolia, TX overdosed and killed Autumn, a beloved guinea pig. 
Autumn’s family brought her into Paws to Claws Veterinary knowing she wasn’t feeling well and was running a low fever. Dr. Scott did not run any labs or tests and kept assuming what might be wrong with Autumn. Dr. Scott exclaimed that Autumn was not in critical condition nor was it a serious issue because it was caught early.   
Autumn’s family decided to do at-home treatment instead of hospitalization since both treatments and medication provided were the same, the only difference of the two options being that it was done at the clinic for $2,000 or at home for $300. Dr. Scott and the nurse, Katherine, seemed very upset by what Autumn’s family chose for her and questioned their decision but Autumn’s family was adamant and felt at-home care was best for her. 
When Dr. Scott and nurse Katherine came back in the room they brought three, 70ML syringes. Dr. Scott administered two shots to Autumn, and said the third needle was “too small for her.” 
Dr. Scott came back with a horse syringe that was larger than her hand and larger than Autumn. The 150+ ML syringe was at full capacity and Dr. Scott injected Autumn with it in entirety. Dr. Scott assured Autumn’s family that her actions were justified in that Autumn would have “two lumps of fluid” inside her. 
When Autumn’s family got her back her hair immediately rubbed off in the area where she got her injection. She quickly grew weaker and weaker until she was limp. Her eyes were wide open, she wouldn’t blink, and she breathed rapidly. Autumn passed away an hour after her injection distributed by Dr. Scott. 
Autumn’s family called the clinic to let them know of her passing and asked to have the measurement of the syringe and needle along with what was used in the needle. The measurements that were given to her family were falsely noted. Dr. Scott reports that she gave Autumn 70ML of Lactated Ringer’s Solution (LRS), but 70ML equals 1/3 of a cup and Autumn’s family recalled seeing a cup, if not more, of the fluid injected into her. 
Autumn’s family have asked numerous times for Paws to Claws insurance so they can file a claim, but Dr. Scott continuously refuses to give it to them. 

Autumn’s family is asking for your help, by signing this petition, in hopes to open an investigation under Paws to Claws Veterinary in Magnolia, TX for not only the death of Autumn but the death of other animals while in their care. Autumn’s family want to spread awareness of the medical malpractices performed by Dr. Scott and her colleagues, while also making sure this incident does not go unreported. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story. We hope to see #JusticeforAutumn and all animals like Autumn. 

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