We hope to hear medical cases that could have benefited by an openness of minds about health. These are pets who could have benefited from a collaborative effort to bring the best from allopathic and holistic medicine. Telling our stories will one day bring about a new ‘Gold Standard of Care’. Here is how you can help.
Many of you have mentioned how upset you are from hearing about Dr. Margo Roman’s legal case. When accounting the failure of the court to take up the free speech aspect in Dr. Margo’s case against Tufts, it demonstrates how far apart the veterinary school is philosophically from today's pet consumer.
As we all sit here in Massachusetts, we rest upon the laurels of the work that was done before us. We are supposedly the most liberal, progressive, and forward thinking people there are. We have hospitals, clinics and universities that compete with the best in the world.
On January 30 2004, Champ a 26 year old Chestnut Morgan Gelding was taken to Tufts Veterinary School and several events happened on that visit. I went there for an eye removal for cancer. Champ at 16 was given up to my daughter and I due to his severe skin infections allergies and heaves. Within months of treatment with holistic care he became a beloved pet and my daughter’s show horse.
He had cancer in his eye for 6 years and it had not been an issue causing pain until Jan 15 of ’04 and then he needed to have it out. When he was taken to Tufts they insisted he had cancer everywhere and needed to be euthanized immediately. While there they slandered my care and insisted that he was dying. The veterinary school doctors could not see any other way but euthanasia. He was taken from there and got his eye surgery elsewhere. He lived 2 ½ years more, remarkably jumping in horse shows and enjoying his rides through the forest.
During that same visit at Tufts another pet caretaker had gotten permission for me to give my opinion on little Moto, a dachshund, about his kidney failure. When I was in there looking at the dog I was pulled out and told by someone,
“We don’t believe in anything that you do and if the dog gets better it is because of what we do and nothing you did.“
Even though many double blind cases were presented in 4 years of Complementary and Alternative courses were taught at the school. Both as former faculty, and as an attendee of these classes I had used many of those modalities on Champ.
Meanwhile, they used the surgery suite for a different horse. He was having exploratory surgery in the surgery suite for colic. When they found no surgical reason for it, they woke him up and dropped him. Breaking his leg, and then he was euthanized. I was pushed into a room and told to shut up after I saw what had occurred.
On March 9, 2012 I was able to attend the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim California. I was there to network and reconnect with some of the companies that had seen and liked the Dr DoMore and Sr ShowMore Projects so they could see the 2013 Calendar. With over 3,000 booths this event was immense and proof that the natural health industry is well and thriving. Many new products were coming on the market as experienced companies showed of their new ideas and brand new companies launched their creative goods.
There was a lot of interest in the Calendar and the hope was to get creative ads for the upcoming 2013 project. A lot of gluten free goods which are good for pets were represented. Enterprising companies have seen the demands of consumers for more products using coconut, chia and organic berries and juices.
I had a long history with Tufts. I was part of the early faculty of Tufts Veterinary School from 1979-1987. It is a relationship, that has had both give and take. In relationships, and in a group dynamic we all have expectations that have to be dealt with. This is some of the back story of my feelings and experiences.
If asked, “After all, Tufts Veterinary School has done negative to me why should (I sic.) even care?” They did accuse me of cruelty and worse, by not euthanizing my horse since they said he was dying of cancer. But he lived another 2 and 1/2 years. They stated that if an animal in their care got better, and I was called in to help it was only what they did that would ever help that animal. They dis-regarded my letters and email updates on Champ’s care with all his herbs and O3 therapy and refused acknowledge that he was thriving and doing well for 2 and 1/2 years. They threatened to arrest me for going to a public lecture a the “Hazards of Feeding Raw Food” that was not CE and I was given permission to go to. They do not allow students of the public to get information that is contrary to where they get corporate funds. The Big Pharma and Dog food companies own them.