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Suspended veterinarian in Creal Springs heads to trial

Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016    

A veterinarian in Creal Springs whose professional license was suspended is expected to appear before a jury to face charges of animal cruelty and practicing without a license. According to reports, Elisa Kirkpatrick entered not guilty pleas in response to several charges of veterinary practice neglect filed against her.

A pretrial is scheduled for March 7 wherein a plea agreement may be reached before the jury trial set to be held on March 15. At least ten charges related to deliberate animal cruelty were filed against the former animal care provider at Carbondale’s Kitty Klinic. Authorities arrested Kirkpatrick few months after her veterinary license was suspended when a man called officers to report a foul odor emitting from her home. Other charges were also filed against Kirkpatrick after she was suspected of conducting veterinary surgeries while her professional license was suspended.

The lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC, in Austin, understand that professionals like veterinarians must deal with the threat of overwhelming financial hardships when facing the prospect of losing the license which allows them to practice. If you are concerned about the future of your livelihood and professional reputation, call (512) 495-9995 today.