"The animals need a dry, clean place and more importantly, food
Among the many other letters attached with the complaint was one
from Elizabeth Lubin. The Huntington Beach resident wrote about the
veterinarians' alleged sloppy surgery on her adopted dog.
When Lubin brought the animal home, the dog's incision opened up,
and she had to take it to another doctor, who was alarmed at the
inadequate manner in which the incision was closed, Lubin wrote.
"When I called AAA to complain about the suffering [my dog] went
through because of their sloppy work, they stated I should have
brought her back in, and they would have closed the incision at no
extra charge," Lubin wrote. Botros insisted that technicians in the
hospital take X-rays and give medication to animals.
"I don't let them do surgeries," he said. "Surgeries are performed
by the vets. I'm not stupid."
The Veterinary Medical Board conducted an inspection of the
facilities in September 2001 after some complaints, Botros said.
"They're welcome to come in and inspect again," he said.