It's a heartbreaking story, but Keri Kellogg - Hill of Kalamazoo says this is not the outcome she intended when she poured her grief and anger into her Facebook post about her son's death at the hands of a vet. He died during a simple castration operation for a couple in need of a wedding present. The beleaguered vet called the police out of concern for the safety of hospital staff and her post has garnered more than 4,000 shares. Now the local veterinarian is embroiled in a legal battle over a policy she believes is shared by most veterinary practices in Michigan.
Kellogg-Hill says she relayed her message on Facebook because she believes other pet owners need to know how expensive emergency rooms can be and how tough veterinary clinics are. I don't want people to do or say violent things or my dog to die, "Kellogg Hill said.
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The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association has a billing protocol for veterinary practices, a spokesman for the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association said. Most vets have an "adopted emergency clinic," Kellogg-Hill said, but when her regular veterinary office was contacted after the dog's death, they simply said they had no control over the practice's allegations, she said. If the owner cannot pay for the treatment or has difficulty funding the recommended treatment, the hospital can offer life-threatening conditions such as heart disease or cancer, as outlined in the billing policy of the MSU Veterinary Hospital Executive Office, Connell said. Please provide an estimate, which is always in writing, with the balance to be paid upon discharge. In this case, we don't know anything about Adam, "Cunningham said," but we're not aware of any other similar cases.