Disgraced Veterinarian Killed Neighbor’s Cat With a Bow — Was Her Punishment Too Lenient?

When it comes to caring for animals, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has determined that Kristen Lindsey isn’t living up to her training.

The board has suspended the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences graduate’s license to practice veterinary medicine for a year, along with four years of probation. This stems from an incident in 2015, when Lindsey killed a cat with a bow and arrow, believing it to be feral, then posted an image of her kill on Facebook. The cat, named “Tiger,” actually belonged to Lindsey’s neighbors and had wandered into the former veterinarian’s property.

“My first bow kill lol,” Lindsey wrote under the picture of her hoisting Tiger’s dead body by the arrow she had shot through its head. “The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s (sic) head! Vet of the year award… gladly accepted.”