Veterinarian Cited For Practicing On Humans

GREELEY, Colo. (August 15, 2013)—Police in Greeley, Colo., ticketed veterinarian Fran Freemyer for practicing medicine on humans without a license after a man said he had to have three toes amputated because of improper care.

The 58-year-old man went to Northern Colorado Medical Center in late June in Greeley, where doctors determined the toes needed to be removed, authorities said.

Greeley Police Sgt. Susan West said Thursday the man went to the veterinarian with a foot ailment, and was given some ointment but the problem got worse so he went to a hospital.

Freemyer, however, said he was treating a dog for skin cancer, and the person who owned the dog took some of the medicine and gave it to a neighbor without his knowledge.

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