Celebrity tweeter backs Worcester vet who accidentally put down pet dog

Celebrity tweeter backs Worcester vet who accidentally put down pet dog

SUPPORT: Former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins is backing vet David Denny

Nick Murphy of Stallard Road, Worcester, holding a photograph of his dog Gunner, in front of the shrine in his back garden, after Gunner was accidentally put down at the vets. 27.6.14 Pic Jonathan Barry 27.6.14 261463704 (7630592)

Nick Murphy of Stallard Road, Worcester, holding a photograph of his dog Gunner, near the shrine in his back garden, after Gunner was accidentally put down at the vets. 27.6.14 Pic Jonathan Barry 27.6.14 261463705 (7630628)

Close up of Gunner the dog-Nick Murphy of Stallard Road, Worcester, holding a photograph of his dog Gunner, near the shrine in his back garden, after Gunner was accidentally put down at the vets. 27.6.14 Pic Jonathan Barry 27.6.14 261463706 (7630419)

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CELEBRITY business woman and loud mouth Katie Hopkins has thrown her support behind the Worcester vet who accidentally put down the wrong dog.

The sun columnist and former Apprentice star took to Twitter on Tuesday, July 1, to back David Denny, who has admitted mistakenly giving a lethal injection to a pet Jack Russell named Gunner.

The controversial tweeter, who hit the headlines this week for offending the Islamic community, wrote to her 182,000 followers: "Feel sorry for the vet that put down an old Jack Russell in a misunderstanding. Getting the bill paid must have been a tricky conversation."

And the opinionated business woman is not the only person who has sent a message of support to Mr Denny and his Henwick Road practice D.J.B. Denny.

The 2010 Equine Vet of the Year winner, who accidentally gave a lethal injection to the 15-year-old family pet on Wednesday, June 15, said: "It was a complete misunderstanding at our end and I have apologised and the dog was terminally ill.

"I do appreciate the support we have had, phone calls and letters. It's good of people and I appreciate that."

But Gunner's devastated owner, Nicholas Murphy, of Stallard Road, St Johns, has hit back at Katie and others who have defended Mr Denny, saying they should pick up a copy of the Worcester News to read the full story.

"She obviously hasn't read the whole story," said the 22-year-old who has owned Gunner since he was just seven. "That's a bit shocking that she said that. How can you feel sorry for him?

"They need to know the what actually happened, there are a lot of different stories now. I would advise her to read the Worcester News version."

Mr Murphy has also had his own supporters who have contacted him with messages of support.

He added: "I got a message saying I heard what happened and I am terribly sorry. I said he read it in the paper.

"People have said they can't believe it, they are gob smacked, it was shocking."

The family are now pursuing a complaint with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

"We have sent the statements off," added Mr Murphy. "We will have to wait to see what they say. We are still really missing him. That's not going to change."

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1:49pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Tobster says...

Facts of the story I've so far been able to establish thanks to Worcester News:
-The dog was 15 years old (which in Jack Russell years must be more than a hundred).
-The dog was terminally ill with a breathing disorder.
-The owner has a quiff.

The most important fact I've not been able to establish thanks to Worcester News:
-The nature of the 'mistake' (One minute WN states 'the wrong dog', the next 'the wrong medication'; I strongly suspect the truth may be along the lines of 'clear intent but a perhaps bit mumbly communication, while Mr Quiff was too busy playing with his smartphone to listen and understand properly').

I haven't used this vet but have family & colleagues that do, and all draw the same conclusion; he's a very good vet and very caring for animals, but a bit synical towards their owners. If this is accurate, I can't say I blame him!
Facts of the story I've so far been able to establish thanks to Worcester News: -The dog was 15 years old (which in Jack Russell years must be more than a hundred). -The dog was terminally ill with a breathing disorder. -The owner has a quiff. The most important fact I've not been able to establish thanks to Worcester News: -The nature of the 'mistake' (One minute WN states 'the wrong dog', the next 'the wrong medication'; I strongly suspect the truth may be along the lines of 'clear intent but a perhaps bit mumbly communication, while Mr Quiff was too busy playing with his smartphone to listen and understand properly'). I haven't used this vet but have family & colleagues that do, and all draw the same conclusion; he's a very good vet and very caring for animals, but a bit synical towards their owners. If this is accurate, I can't say I blame him! Tobster
  • Score: 22

2:03pm Thu 3 Jul 14

_stu_ says...

I have been taking my pets to Mr Denny for 35 years, and will continue to do so - people make mistakes, but I'm sure there was more to this misunderstanding than has been reported.

I understand Mr Murphy is upset, but I'm not sure what he wants to happen now? Does he want Denny's practice closed down? Does he want some financial compensation?

I am also confused by his comment in the previous article that there were no "consent forms". Surely if he'd taken his pets to Mr Denny before, he would know that that is not how he works. If he wanted consent forms he should have taken his pet elsewhere and paid more for worse treatment.
I have been taking my pets to Mr Denny for 35 years, and will continue to do so - people make mistakes, but I'm sure there was more to this misunderstanding than has been reported. I understand Mr Murphy is upset, but I'm not sure what he wants to happen now? Does he want Denny's practice closed down? Does he want some financial compensation? I am also confused by his comment in the previous article that there were no "consent forms". Surely if he'd taken his pets to Mr Denny before, he would know that that is not how he works. If he wanted consent forms he should have taken his pet elsewhere and paid more for worse treatment. _stu_
  • Score: 14

2:17pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Mr_PC says...

What does the owner want - Denny's future career ruined because he made a mistake which he has apologised for and admitted? Nothing will bring the dog back - money, reprimand for Vet, closure of practice, striking off of the vet, so why make such an issue of a sad error?
What does the owner want - Denny's future career ruined because he made a mistake which he has apologised for and admitted? Nothing will bring the dog back - money, reprimand for Vet, closure of practice, striking off of the vet, so why make such an issue of a sad error? Mr_PC
  • Score: 14

2:36pm Thu 3 Jul 14

green49 says...

Katie Hopkins?????CELEBRIT
Y business woman and loud mouth IF she had a brain she'd be dangerous,

Sorry the vet got it wrong,
Katie Hopkins?????CELEBRIT Y business woman and loud mouth IF she had a brain she'd be dangerous, Sorry the vet got it wrong, green49
  • Score: 16

2:47pm Thu 3 Jul 14

nevermindeh says...

I have had the good fortune to have been a client of David Denny since 25 March 1970 and would never think of going elsewhere! Yes he's abrupt and no he doesn't suffer fools gladly. I would be more inclined to believe the young man concerned was not concentrating on what was said as carefully as he should have been and the misunderstanding was really on his part,either that or he quite simply didn't understand. While i genuinely feel sorry for him,I can only say its going to be a sad day when Mr Denny eventually retires......it will be our loss.
I have had the good fortune to have been a client of David Denny since 25 March 1970 and would never think of going elsewhere! Yes he's abrupt and no he doesn't suffer fools gladly. I would be more inclined to believe the young man concerned was not concentrating on what was said as carefully as he should have been and the misunderstanding was really on his part,either that or he quite simply didn't understand. While i genuinely feel sorry for him,I can only say its going to be a sad day when Mr Denny eventually retires......it will be our loss. nevermindeh
  • Score: 18

2:48pm Thu 3 Jul 14

CJH says...

Should I know who Katie Hopkins is?
Should I know who Katie Hopkins is? CJH
  • Score: 19

3:20pm Thu 3 Jul 14

alizda174 says...

I'm sorry but in my opinion (which I will probably get lambasted for!!!!) is that the said vet is rude, vile, arrogant and an absolute nightmare to use. His attitude is blatantly rude and obnoxious - there is no need for attitude like that, not when we are paying for a service. If you were to get spoken to in that manner by any other business or establishment I'm sure the complaints would come flooding in! The surgery is old, decrepit and is dirty - the one and only reason I used him was because my pup's original owners had the first immunisation there and I had no choice but to continue with him. I have had past awful experiences with that man and I will never ever put my beloved dogs in his care again. I for one will be cheering when he does retire. I feel your pain Nick - I hope you have comfort in the memories you have with your lovely Gunner - RIP beautiful boy x
I'm sorry but in my opinion (which I will probably get lambasted for!!!!) is that the said vet is rude, vile, arrogant and an absolute nightmare to use. His attitude is blatantly rude and obnoxious - there is no need for attitude like that, not when we are paying for a service. If you were to get spoken to in that manner by any other business or establishment I'm sure the complaints would come flooding in! The surgery is old, decrepit and is dirty - the one and only reason I used him was because my pup's original owners had the first immunisation there and I had no choice but to continue with him. I have had past awful experiences with that man and I will never ever put my beloved dogs in his care again. I for one will be cheering when he does retire. I feel your pain Nick - I hope you have comfort in the memories you have with your lovely Gunner - RIP beautiful boy x alizda174
  • Score: 15

3:44pm Thu 3 Jul 14

CJH says...

alizda174 wrote:
I'm sorry but in my opinion (which I will probably get lambasted for!!!!) is that the said vet is rude, vile, arrogant and an absolute nightmare to use. His attitude is blatantly rude and obnoxious - there is no need for attitude like that, not when we are paying for a service. If you were to get spoken to in that manner by any other business or establishment I'm sure the complaints would come flooding in! The surgery is old, decrepit and is dirty - the one and only reason I used him was because my pup's original owners had the first immunisation there and I had no choice but to continue with him. I have had past awful experiences with that man and I will never ever put my beloved dogs in his care again. I for one will be cheering when he does retire. I feel your pain Nick - I hope you have comfort in the memories you have with your lovely Gunner - RIP beautiful boy x
"... I had no choice but to continue with him." There is always a choice.
[quote][p][bold]alizda174[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but in my opinion (which I will probably get lambasted for!!!!) is that the said vet is rude, vile, arrogant and an absolute nightmare to use. His attitude is blatantly rude and obnoxious - there is no need for attitude like that, not when we are paying for a service. If you were to get spoken to in that manner by any other business or establishment I'm sure the complaints would come flooding in! The surgery is old, decrepit and is dirty - the one and only reason I used him was because my pup's original owners had the first immunisation there and I had no choice but to continue with him. I have had past awful experiences with that man and I will never ever put my beloved dogs in his care again. I for one will be cheering when he does retire. I feel your pain Nick - I hope you have comfort in the memories you have with your lovely Gunner - RIP beautiful boy x[/p][/quote]"... I had no choice but to continue with him." There is always a choice. CJH
  • Score: 17

4:01pm Thu 3 Jul 14

obidanshinobi says...

Why is Katie Hopkins given attention by the media ?
She is a no talent right wing rent-a-gob whose opinion if taken seriously could be extremely damaging for the moral fabric of this country.
Anyone who stirs racial hatred / islamaphobia in the way she does should be completely ignored or face some kind of ridicule or shaming
Also the Vet made a huge mistake and his responses has been extremely unproffesional and insensitive.
Why is Katie Hopkins given attention by the media ? She is a no talent right wing rent-a-gob whose opinion if taken seriously could be extremely damaging for the moral fabric of this country. Anyone who stirs racial hatred / islamaphobia in the way she does should be completely ignored or face some kind of ridicule or shaming Also the Vet made a huge mistake and his responses has been extremely unproffesional and insensitive. obidanshinobi
  • Score: 20

4:13pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Thechopster says...

I think he is definately after a compensation payment. It was reported that Denny asked if he thought the dog had had enough. The dog was very old with a terminal illness - what else did he think he meant?
I think he is definately after a compensation payment. It was reported that Denny asked if he thought the dog had had enough. The dog was very old with a terminal illness - what else did he think he meant? Thechopster
  • Score: 13

5:34pm Thu 3 Jul 14

murra4 says...

Still lives with his mum! Man up.
Still lives with his mum! Man up. murra4
  • Score: 3

7:06pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Alvarez says...

The bloke has his dog put down in front of him, which the vet ADMITS was a mistake and yet the comments above defend the vet? What planet are you people on? Just because you've had good experiences with Denny doesn't mean that he wasn't utterly incompetent in this case. I'm not surprised an apology isn't good enough. When a pet is being put to sleep it's pretty standard procedure for the vet to make **** sure the owner knows what is happening. How would you feel if this was your pet? Tobster, Nevermindeh, Thechoperster and murrah4; easy to hide behind your keyboard and act like an authority on the world, isn't it?
The bloke has his dog put down in front of him, which the vet ADMITS was a mistake and yet the comments above defend the vet? What planet are you people on? Just because you've had good experiences with Denny doesn't mean that he wasn't utterly incompetent in this case. I'm not surprised an apology isn't good enough. When a pet is being put to sleep it's pretty standard procedure for the vet to make **** sure the owner knows what is happening. How would you feel if this was your pet? Tobster, Nevermindeh, Thechoperster and murrah4; easy to hide behind your keyboard and act like an authority on the world, isn't it? Alvarez
  • Score: 7

8:06pm Thu 3 Jul 14

pinkfluff says...

CJH wrote:
Should I know who Katie Hopkins is?
In this case ignorance is bliss :-)
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Should I know who Katie Hopkins is?[/p][/quote]In this case ignorance is bliss :-) pinkfluff
  • Score: 20

9:31pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Doesitmakesense?? says...

From what I've heard he's good with large farm animals but don't take ur pets to him, this was after I'd been to him and been shocked how cruelly he treated my cat. I never went there again. So sorrry to hear about the loss of their pet.
From what I've heard he's good with large farm animals but don't take ur pets to him, this was after I'd been to him and been shocked how cruelly he treated my cat. I never went there again. So sorrry to hear about the loss of their pet. Doesitmakesense??
  • Score: 12

9:32pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Jabbadad says...

Well I wonder if this vets supporters would be singing his praises if it were their dog which seemingly was given the wrong injection.
And for any true pet lover to have a dog for 17 years is not a hobby but actions of animal love.
Good job he chose to be a vet not a doctor. But then his supporters would be saying the same, or would they?
Well I wonder if this vets supporters would be singing his praises if it were their dog which seemingly was given the wrong injection. And for any true pet lover to have a dog for 17 years is not a hobby but actions of animal love. Good job he chose to be a vet not a doctor. But then his supporters would be saying the same, or would they? Jabbadad
  • Score: 1

11:51pm Thu 3 Jul 14

themooman says...

Batter him and have done with it
Batter him and have done with it themooman
  • Score: -7

1:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

nicki1967 says...

I'm so pleased that people are sticking up for Mr Denny, even if one happens to be a bit of an odd one with some strange views. Yes, I would be distraught if this had happened to one of my pets by mistake. However, if that pet was terminally ill and coming to the end of it's life then the kindest thing to do is put it to sleep. It's upsetting but in the best interests of the pet. Mr Denny has apologised but it really does sound like Mr Murphy is after some sort of monetary compensation. So what if Mr Denny is abrupt with the owners. He knows what is best for our pets and would not dream of letting them suffer unnecessarily. Spare a thought for how he feels, being an animal lover.
The person who said they had no choice but to continue taking their pet to him. What an absolute crock.
The surgery is old but certainly not dirty. Just because there isn't a load of fancy, shiny equipment there is why he is able to keep his prices lower than other vet surgeries. This is also due to the fact he is in the business of helping animals rather than just making money out of the owners.
I'm so pleased that people are sticking up for Mr Denny, even if one happens to be a bit of an odd one with some strange views. Yes, I would be distraught if this had happened to one of my pets by mistake. However, if that pet was terminally ill and coming to the end of it's life then the kindest thing to do is put it to sleep. It's upsetting but in the best interests of the pet. Mr Denny has apologised but it really does sound like Mr Murphy is after some sort of monetary compensation. So what if Mr Denny is abrupt with the owners. He knows what is best for our pets and would not dream of letting them suffer unnecessarily. Spare a thought for how he feels, being an animal lover. The person who said they had no choice but to continue taking their pet to him. What an absolute crock. The surgery is old but certainly not dirty. Just because there isn't a load of fancy, shiny equipment there is why he is able to keep his prices lower than other vet surgeries. This is also due to the fact he is in the business of helping animals rather than just making money out of the owners. nicki1967
  • Score: 17

10:49am Fri 4 Jul 14

_stu_ says...

Alvarez wrote:
The bloke has his dog put down in front of him, which the vet ADMITS was a mistake and yet the comments above defend the vet? What planet are you people on? Just because you've had good experiences with Denny doesn't mean that he wasn't utterly incompetent in this case. I'm not surprised an apology isn't good enough. When a pet is being put to sleep it's pretty standard procedure for the vet to make **** sure the owner knows what is happening. How would you feel if this was your pet? Tobster, Nevermindeh, Thechoperster and murrah4; easy to hide behind your keyboard and act like an authority on the world, isn't it?
I'm defending the vet because he isn't the one who has gone to the papers.

I myself have been using Mr Denny for over 35 years, and in that time I have taken many beloved pets to him to be put to sleep, so I know exactly how he handles it. That's why I am not convinced by Mr Murphy's story and suspect he is equally to blame for any misunderstanding However, Mr Murphy may have a legitimate complaint and is free to take up the issue with the relevant governing body, yet the fact that he felt the need to air his grievances speaks volumes about his character.

Doesitmakesense?? : Cats bite and scratch and can cause some very painful injuries - he deals with dozens of animals every day, so I feel he is justified to grab the animals by the scruff of their necks and not pander to them. If you don't like it, go elsewhere, but you will pay through the nose for it.
[quote][p][bold]Alvarez[/bold] wrote: The bloke has his dog put down in front of him, which the vet ADMITS was a mistake and yet the comments above defend the vet? What planet are you people on? Just because you've had good experiences with Denny doesn't mean that he wasn't utterly incompetent in this case. I'm not surprised an apology isn't good enough. When a pet is being put to sleep it's pretty standard procedure for the vet to make **** sure the owner knows what is happening. How would you feel if this was your pet? Tobster, Nevermindeh, Thechoperster and murrah4; easy to hide behind your keyboard and act like an authority on the world, isn't it?[/p][/quote]I'm defending the vet because he isn't the one who has gone to the papers. I myself have been using Mr Denny for over 35 years, and in that time I have taken many beloved pets to him to be put to sleep, so I know exactly how he handles it. That's why I am not convinced by Mr Murphy's story and suspect he is equally to blame for any misunderstanding However, Mr Murphy may have a legitimate complaint and is free to take up the issue with the relevant governing body, yet the fact that he felt the need to air his grievances speaks volumes about his character. Doesitmakesense?? : Cats bite and scratch and can cause some very painful injuries - he deals with dozens of animals every day, so I feel he is justified to grab the animals by the scruff of their necks and not pander to them. If you don't like it, go elsewhere, but you will pay through the nose for it. _stu_
  • Score: 6

2:05pm Fri 4 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

when we had pets we used to use Denny, and my dad knew of him through farm work . I always used to think you get what you pay for . If you want b******t with the treatment go elsewhere, but don't forget ;you pay for it.
when we had pets we used to use Denny, and my dad knew of him through farm work . I always used to think you get what you pay for . If you want b******t with the treatment go elsewhere, but don't forget ;you pay for it. liketoknow
  • Score: 7

6:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

leemo79 says...

Of course she is going to back him, anything to sound controversial and garner attention, be it bad or good.
The woman thrives on any kind of attention, she is like a child!
Of course she is going to back him, anything to sound controversial and garner attention, be it bad or good. The woman thrives on any kind of attention, she is like a child! leemo79
  • Score: 3

11:20pm Fri 4 Jul 14

tk33 says...

I would have been devastated had this been my beloved animal but I have been using Denny for many years. You need to know how to " handle" him he's actually a sweetie underneath all that bravado of you banter with him Nd give as good as you get he's a great guy. I'm sorry to the family that sadly lost their dog though. I have used him very recently and have never had any concerns.
I would have been devastated had this been my beloved animal but I have been using Denny for many years. You need to know how to " handle" him he's actually a sweetie underneath all that bravado of you banter with him Nd give as good as you get he's a great guy. I'm sorry to the family that sadly lost their dog though. I have used him very recently and have never had any concerns. tk33
  • Score: 8

12:02pm Sat 5 Jul 14

nevermindeh says...

tk33 wrote:
I would have been devastated had this been my beloved animal but I have been using Denny for many years. You need to know how to " handle" him he's actually a sweetie underneath all that bravado of you banter with him Nd give as good as you get he's a great guy. I'm sorry to the family that sadly lost their dog though. I have used him very recently and have never had any concerns.
You have just said it all........absolutel
y spot on!! Good for you!
[quote][p][bold]tk33[/bold] wrote: I would have been devastated had this been my beloved animal but I have been using Denny for many years. You need to know how to " handle" him he's actually a sweetie underneath all that bravado of you banter with him Nd give as good as you get he's a great guy. I'm sorry to the family that sadly lost their dog though. I have used him very recently and have never had any concerns.[/p][/quote]You have just said it all........absolutel y spot on!! Good for you! nevermindeh
  • Score: 4

11:47pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Biggles says...

I too have had cause to report Mr Denny.

My pet was taken there by a dogwalker after being attacked by another dog the dogwalker was walking,

Mr Denny is not a vet I would choose to use myself, and the vet who had to correct Mr Dennys treatment wasn't very impressed either.
I too have had cause to report Mr Denny. My pet was taken there by a dogwalker after being attacked by another dog the dogwalker was walking, Mr Denny is not a vet I would choose to use myself, and the vet who had to correct Mr Dennys treatment wasn't very impressed either. Biggles
  • Score: 0

8:01am Sun 6 Jul 14

jucy says...

Mr Denny is a farm vet, treating domestic animals is something he should not be involved in. My father was a farmer so we know this first hand. We have taken our pets to this surgery but have been seen by a very nice lady.Mr Denny is also very old, no one has put him to sleep!!!!!!
Mr Denny is a farm vet, treating domestic animals is something he should not be involved in. My father was a farmer so we know this first hand. We have taken our pets to this surgery but have been seen by a very nice lady.Mr Denny is also very old, no one has put him to sleep!!!!!! jucy
  • Score: -2

11:35am Sun 6 Jul 14

marillionfan1 says...

I have worked in the Pet Industry in Worcester for over 20 years and have heard many horrific tales of treatment of people's pets at Denny's, including animals left needlessly in pain by being told legs are fine and owners then taking for a second opinion at other vets to find the legs needed complicated operations involving pinning on more than one occasion. being punched and slapped across the room, refusing to divulge post mortem results, and general ignorance. I have also experienced his first hand and I am a strong believer that he should have his license revoked. I can understand that a vet dealing with horses and farm animals need to be strong and firm however someone like Denny should not be allowed anywhere near pets.
I have worked in the Pet Industry in Worcester for over 20 years and have heard many horrific tales of treatment of people's pets at Denny's, including animals left needlessly in pain by being told legs are fine and owners then taking for a second opinion at other vets to find the legs needed complicated operations involving pinning on more than one occasion. being punched and slapped across the room, refusing to divulge post mortem results, and general ignorance. I have also experienced his first hand and I am a strong believer that he should have his license revoked. I can understand that a vet dealing with horses and farm animals need to be strong and firm however someone like Denny should not be allowed anywhere near pets. marillionfan1
  • Score: 3

4:55pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Peter WR5 says...

Only once have I had to have a pet dog put down, which was done by a vet in another part of the County.

We were clearly questioned as to what we were asking him to do and our intentions and their consequences were verified by him. We were presented with a consent form and again the consequences (the dog's death) were explained as the result of the treatment. His leg was shaved and then the medication to euthanase him was taken from a separate medical cabinet kept specifically for euthanasia drugs. And then dear Freddie went to the big kennel in the sky ...

A simple process and idiot proof.
Only once have I had to have a pet dog put down, which was done by a vet in another part of the County. We were clearly questioned as to what we were asking him to do and our intentions and their consequences were verified by him. We were presented with a consent form and again the consequences (the dog's death) were explained as the result of the treatment. His leg was shaved and then the medication to euthanase him was taken from a separate medical cabinet kept specifically for euthanasia drugs. And then dear Freddie went to the big kennel in the sky ... A simple process and idiot proof. Peter WR5
  • Score: 2

10:37am Mon 7 Jul 14

MERIK1103 says...

I have only been using Mr Denny for around 7 years, yes his bedside manner isn't perfect but i would rather he tells me what actually matters than give me some fluff. We have had 2 dogs that unfortunately had to be put to sleep, yes he is abrupt but the animals welfare comes first not how you are feeling. I live opposite Mr Denny and see how many customers he gets daily and if he was that bad a vet the surely people would not use him.
Accidents and mistakes happen and yes it is not a nice thing that this has happened to the dog and the owner but what was the point of going to the press, if he had a complaint then it should have been dealt with in a professional manner.
I was always told you get what you pay for in life so if you want a lovely modern vets that charges you the earth and keeps on giving you lip serivce dont use Mr Denny!!!!!
I have only been using Mr Denny for around 7 years, yes his bedside manner isn't perfect but i would rather he tells me what actually matters than give me some fluff. We have had 2 dogs that unfortunately had to be put to sleep, yes he is abrupt but the animals welfare comes first not how you are feeling. I live opposite Mr Denny and see how many customers he gets daily and if he was that bad a vet the surely people would not use him. Accidents and mistakes happen and yes it is not a nice thing that this has happened to the dog and the owner but what was the point of going to the press, if he had a complaint then it should have been dealt with in a professional manner. I was always told you get what you pay for in life so if you want a lovely modern vets that charges you the earth and keeps on giving you lip serivce dont use Mr Denny!!!!! MERIK1103
  • Score: 4

7:52pm Mon 7 Jul 14

paula72 says...

Mr_PC wrote:
What does the owner want - Denny's future career ruined because he made a mistake which he has apologised for and admitted? Nothing will bring the dog back - money, reprimand for Vet, closure of practice, striking off of the vet, so why make such an issue of a sad error?
I am gobsmacked that people are saying it was just a mistake and and that an apology should be enough. The man gave the wrong injection which resulted in the dog dying.
Maybe the next time the Doctor, Nurse, Dentist makes a mistake and accidentally kills someone or severely injures someone we should just accept an apology and not ask for a full investigation and the withdrawal of their registration to prevent it happening again. Oh and if they are terminally ill then that is even more ok. I hope the same never happens to your animal.
[quote][p][bold]Mr_PC[/bold] wrote: What does the owner want - Denny's future career ruined because he made a mistake which he has apologised for and admitted? Nothing will bring the dog back - money, reprimand for Vet, closure of practice, striking off of the vet, so why make such an issue of a sad error?[/p][/quote]I am gobsmacked that people are saying it was just a mistake and and that an apology should be enough. The man gave the wrong injection which resulted in the dog dying. Maybe the next time the Doctor, Nurse, Dentist makes a mistake and accidentally kills someone or severely injures someone we should just accept an apology and not ask for a full investigation and the withdrawal of their registration to prevent it happening again. Oh and if they are terminally ill then that is even more ok. I hope the same never happens to your animal. paula72
  • Score: -2

8:32pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Uptongirl says...

When I first read the WN report I felt very sad that a dog with only a cough had been put to sleep by mistake and I was upset for the family.
I have since heard the other side of the story and now know that the only mistake made was the Vet not clearly explaining to the family that there was nothing that could be done to save their beloved pet.
Although it still remains a very sad situation Mr Denny acted in the best interest of the dog.
When I first read the WN report I felt very sad that a dog with only a cough had been put to sleep by mistake and I was upset for the family. I have since heard the other side of the story and now know that the only mistake made was the Vet not clearly explaining to the family that there was nothing that could be done to save their beloved pet. Although it still remains a very sad situation Mr Denny acted in the best interest of the dog. Uptongirl
  • Score: 2

2:35pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Tobster says...

paula72 wrote:
Mr_PC wrote:
What does the owner want - Denny's future career ruined because he made a mistake which he has apologised for and admitted? Nothing will bring the dog back - money, reprimand for Vet, closure of practice, striking off of the vet, so why make such an issue of a sad error?
I am gobsmacked that people are saying it was just a mistake and and that an apology should be enough. The man gave the wrong injection which resulted in the dog dying.
Maybe the next time the Doctor, Nurse, Dentist makes a mistake and accidentally kills someone or severely injures someone we should just accept an apology and not ask for a full investigation and the withdrawal of their registration to prevent it happening again. Oh and if they are terminally ill then that is even more ok. I hope the same never happens to your animal.
I don't know of many dentists that stock lethal injections.

Your post makes me wonder if some of them should.
[quote][p][bold]paula72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr_PC[/bold] wrote: What does the owner want - Denny's future career ruined because he made a mistake which he has apologised for and admitted? Nothing will bring the dog back - money, reprimand for Vet, closure of practice, striking off of the vet, so why make such an issue of a sad error?[/p][/quote]I am gobsmacked that people are saying it was just a mistake and and that an apology should be enough. The man gave the wrong injection which resulted in the dog dying. Maybe the next time the Doctor, Nurse, Dentist makes a mistake and accidentally kills someone or severely injures someone we should just accept an apology and not ask for a full investigation and the withdrawal of their registration to prevent it happening again. Oh and if they are terminally ill then that is even more ok. I hope the same never happens to your animal.[/p][/quote]I don't know of many dentists that stock lethal injections. Your post makes me wonder if some of them should. Tobster
  • Score: 0

7:39am Thu 10 Jul 14

DanMacc says...

I've been visiting Mr Denny since 3rd June 1907. He has only once made a mistake when he accidentally put my Nan down instead of my gerbil.

That said I will still go to him whenever my pets are sick because:-

1) This guy went to the papers
2) He obviously wants monetary compensation
C) If this boy had been listening instead of playing on his Game Gear he would have known the vet was going to accidentally kill his dog.
I've been visiting Mr Denny since 3rd June 1907. He has only once made a mistake when he accidentally put my Nan down instead of my gerbil. That said I will still go to him whenever my pets are sick because:- 1) This guy went to the papers 2) He obviously wants monetary compensation C) If this boy had been listening instead of playing on his Game Gear he would have known the vet was going to accidentally kill his dog. DanMacc
  • Score: 1

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