Edmonton Vet’s License Suspended; Guilty of Animal Abuse

Edmonton vet, Dr. Jun Yang has been found guilty of four charges related to animal abuse and has had his license temporarily suspended. The suspension comes after Yang was found guilty under the Criminal Code of willfully causing two dogs to be in unnecessary pain or suffering by choking, punching, kicking and striking the animals. This charge carries a maximum jail sentence of 18 months.

On Tuesday, the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) suspended his registration to practice veterinary medicine.

The 48-year-old vet was also found guilty of three charges under the Animal Protection Act for causing the animals to be in distress, not providing adequate food and water to the dogs and not providing them with adequate shelter. These charges carry a maximum fine of $20,000.

Two dogs were seized from the Hollick Kenyon Veterinary Clinic in April 2016 after an extended period of abuse that began in August 2015.The dogs were registered to the clinic and staying there as office dogs. The clinic had been responsible for the dogs’ daily care.

STORY CONTINUES BELOW
STORY CONTINUES BELOW

The ABVMA said it has been following the court proceedings and noted the professional regulatory discipline process is separate from the criminal process.

“Compassionate animal care is of the highest importance to the ABVMA, veterinarians, veterinary technologists and veterinary practice staff. The ABVMA expects all veterinarians and veterinary technologists to demonstrate leadership in animal welfare,” read a statement from the regulatory organization.

ANOTHER ARTICLE:  UPDATED: Found / MISSING PERSON: Jessica Thompson, 29 Years Old • Edmonton, Alberta

For more information, please visit Global News


403 VIEWS
117 SHARES
20 COMMENTS


20 COMMENTS

Join the Conversation!

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:45:52 +0000Cyle Larsen, 27, Untreated Sexual Offender Now in Edmonton, Very Likely to Re-Offend
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 05:15:02 +0000Police Warns Public of Violent/Sexual Offender Now in Edmonton, Likely to Re-Offend
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:32:03 +0000Edmonton’s Annual Free Admission Day is this Sunday, September 30th! Free Family Fun
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:00:44 +0000Wood Buffalo Bans All Public Smoking & Vaping Entirely, Including Tobacco
Wed, 23 May 2018 06:00:16 +0000‘Nations Experience’ Plans to Expand Nationwide with ‘Mini West Edmonton Malls’
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000From Pets To Family Members