Kimberly Hayden Pug: Vet Took Dog’s Eye Without Asking

October 29, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Kimberly Hayden’s pug had one eye removed by accident. A Florida woman by the name of Kimberly Hayden took her pug, Chloe, for a follow-up and the veterinarian removed the dog’s left eye without her permission.

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Kimberly Hayden‘s pug, Chloe is missing an eye because of a terrible medical error. Talking to FOX, Hayden explained that she recently took her 12-year-old pug to the St. Petersburg Banfield Pet Hospital in Florida because she had a cloudy eye.

The vet gave the pug three different eye drops, two oral medications and sent her home. Hayden was asked to bring the pug back few days later for a simple follow-up.

And on Monday morning, Hayden did just that, she dropped Chloe at the vet, and went to work. Around lunchtime, she received a call from the vet and she was told that her pet had a successful surgery.

Hayden was shocked by the telephone conversation and explained that she was trembling as they told her what happened to her beloved pug. The animal lover stated:

“I get a phone call and the girl on the phone says, ‘I just want you to know, Chloe is doing well. She’s recovering well from surgery.’ I started shaking. I think I stopped breathing for a minute.I was like, ‘Excuse me? What are you talking about? She’s supposed to be there for a follow up.”

Hayden rushed to the animal hospital where she broke down and cried upon seeing her pug, who is now missing an eye. Kimberly Hayden’s pug immediately recognized her voice and ran to her.

The woman is baffled as to why she never received a call asking her if she authorized the surgery. The pug is now back home where she is learning to live with only one eye.

According to the dog’s owner, she is having a tough time, often bumping and stumbling on things around the home. Hayden is thinking about suing the vet.

In a statement issued by the St. Petersburg Banfield Pet Hospital, they admitted to making a mistake by not getting Hayden’s permission before operating the pug.

However, they claimed that they did discuss that option with Hayden, and they made the decision to remove the eye because of the severity of the pug’s condition. Below is a report on Kimberly Hayden’s pug.

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    1. william kellogg says:

      If the dog was going to need this surgery eventually anyway, be happy since you probably just got it for free. If not, sue their ass off.

    2. Cheryl Himbert says:

      A number of years ago I had a dog who developed an eye infection. The eye was cloudy. We were told it was a tumor and the eye was removed.

    3. Victoria says:

      Sounds like the Vet screwed up, and this was just a way to do a cover up. So SAD, I know a law suit can not bring the eye back, but bye/golly “GETTER-DONE”

    4. Kay Radank says:

      This is horrifying! Inexcusable. I hope she sues them for everything they’re worth!

    5. Robert Helms says:

      I think this is terrible, I would never take my dog to a Vet that would do this.


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