Will AAHA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jessica Vogelsang, Be Able To Inspire AAHA to Ban Declawing in their hospitals?
In 2021 AAHA.org hired a new Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jessica Vogelsang.
AAHA says that they are strongly opposed to declawing, that veterinarians should tell their clients that it is a procedure that is no longer supported or reasonable yet they allow it in their AAHA Accredited Animal Hospitals. Many of them perform this inhumane amputation on a regular basis, they advertise declawing, put out declawing coupons, and lie about it and say that the cats are ok long term after they are declawed.
We are optimistic that Dr Vogelsang will be the progressive, ethical, and humane veterinary leader at AAHA who sees the value in doing the right thing, being on the right side of this issue and history, and will inspire AAHA to put the welfare of all animals first and ban declawing in their AAHA accredited animal hospitals.
6 Republican legislators in the VA Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources committee voted to kill the anti-declawing bill in Virginia today.
4 Democrat legislators in that committee voted in support of this bill, HB 1382.
All the big humane animal welfare organizations like the Pawproject.org, HSUS, Alley Cat Allies, and many others in Virginia testified in support of this bill and how declawing is inhumane and never necessary.
The only opposition to this bill was from Susan Seward, lobbyist for the Virginia veterinary medical association and Heidi Crosky with the Virginia Animal Owners Alliance
The VVMA used the human health excuse and HIV patients and a worker at a biohazard lab as to why declawing shouldn’t be banned.
Heidi Crosky with Virginia Animal Owners Alliance used the human health excuse as to why they don’t want declawing banned.
Did National Veterinary Associates (NVA) let the only declawing veterinarian on their Medical Advisory Board’s influence their declawing position that says their vets can declaw a cat if they deem it will benefit the cat?
HERE’S THE VERY CONCERNING AND DISTURBING PART. We did some more investigating and found that there are 8 veterinarians on NVA’s Medical Advisory Board. Link to their vets- NVA’s Medical Advisory Board veterinarians
We found that ONE of these NVA Medical Advisory Board veterinarians works at a practice that is still declawing cats and this Medical Advisory Board veterinarian personally regularly declaws cats, according to some employees who work there.
All of the other 7 veterinarians on NVA’s Medical Advisory Board DO NOT declaw cats and their practices say that it is inhumane and bad for cats, according to employees who work at these practices.
VetCor has 427 practices in 33 states.
Why is the standard of care in VetCor practices so different when it comes to declawing?
Some VetCor practices do not perform declawing. They say declawing is not the standard of care, it is a very invasive procedure, it can cause lasting injury to cats.
Vetcor’s website says, “We are motivated to help our practices find and hire passionate people by empowering them to do the right thing for their patients.”
Is declawing ever the right thing for a cat?
Story published on Jan. 23, 2021 UPDATE JAN. 2022- FEAR FREE PETS BANNED DECLAWING IN ALL THEIR PRACTICES. Comment from Dr Marty Becker in 2019 on Facebook. (VCA and Banfield stopped declawing in early 2020 and AAFP announced in Dec. 2020 that they will no longer allow declawing in their CAT FRIENDLY Practices in […]
PLEASE TAKE 20 SECONDS AND SIGN MY PETITION TO HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY. If you don’t want the follow-up emails then simply click on unsubscribe and you don’t have to donate to sign the petition. Your voice matters! Houston Humane Society petition November 2018 Sherry Ferguson is the Executive Director of the Houston Humane Society. HHS […]
November 16, 2018 Please take 20 seconds and sign my petitions to AAHA and AAFP- https://www.change.org/p/feline-practioners-aafp-stop-allowing-declawing-at-your-cat-friendly-practices https://www.change.org/p/american-animal-hospital-association-stop-declawing-at-your-hospitals ———————————————————————————————-Riverside Drive Animal Care Center in Dublin, Ohio, a “Cat Friendly” AAFP, AAHA hospital, posted this review on their facebook and twitter page. I reached out to this hospital in an email to ask them questions for this […]
Story published Nov. 2018 UPDATE Feb. 2021. This is an AAFP CAT FRIENDLY GOLD PRACTICE. AAFP announced in Dec. 2020 that they will no longer allow declawing in their CAT FRIENDLY Practices in July 2021. This is one of the many examples of why we MUST ban declawing and why WE must educate the […]
November 12, 2018 Quote from a declawing veterinarian who is interviewed in a story in the Victoria Advocate newspaper in Texas. “”Declawing is not the same as ear-cropping, which is done for cosmetic purposes said Dr. Shana Bohac of Lakeway Veterinary Clinic in Edna. “That to me is worse than declawing a cat. There are […]
October 31, 2018 This is a follow-up story to see if any of the top 10 finalists in the infamous 2015 AVMA/AVMF’s America’s Favorite Veterinarian contest stopped declawing. What we found is that 2 of the finalists in the top ten stopped declawing shortly after the contest was cancelled and one more stopped declawing sometime […]