Friday, 16 September 2016

Open Letter to College Of Veterinarians of Ontario CEO & Registrar

Dear Mrs. Jan Robinson, CVO CEO & Registrar:

     We at RAISE UR PAW, A Canadian Federally Incorporated Not-For-Profit, are writing to you in regards to your response statement about the punishment that was handed to one, Dr. Mahavir Rekhi, St. Catharines, Ontario for his violent actions against innocent animals that were under his care.

      After carefully reading the statement in which you had given, I have to say that much questions began to appear, not only as a concerned animal activist/advocate, but as a pet guardian myself, how the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) can stand by the sentence that was handed down.


      Does the CVO truly believe in the protecting the rights of the public to safe, competent and ethical veterinary care?  considering that you and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario believe that the 10-month suspension for such cruel and abusive actions in not only appropriate but considered "serious and severe"

     This whole situtation is not only upsetting but also angering,  due to the actions and behaviours of Dr. Rekhi, who countless individuals had trusted with their animal children, but also the actions and decisions of the CVO, who too have let down individuals with these mere "slap on the wrist" punishments handed to veterinarians for such cruel and abusive behaviours --- what lessons are truly being taught here?

      It is my opinion, and am sure the opinions of countless otehrs, that the CVO should have immediately revoked the license of Dr. Rekhi, the moment that the video proof, countless reports from ex-employees, and his guilty plea to these charged was presented -- and that local authorities should have been contacted, so that criminal charges could be laid.

    We are truly hoping that you will rethink your decision and take immediate action against Dr. Rekhi, not only for the victims and their families, but for the reputation of veterinarians and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario as well, that this Doctor has put a smudge upon.

Thank You



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