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Maine vet accused of improperly treating patients

One former client claims the vet "killed my dog."

MACHIAS (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- At Machias Animal Hospital, Dr. Cynthia Teer treats her patients as normal.

But some of her clients are saying she shouldn't be.

"She killed my dog. That's how I feel. I felt like I killed my dog because I fed her the medication but I'm no veterinarian." Heather Libby, an emotional former client of Teer, said.

Teer's license is listed on the state's website as 'pending' but it's not for improper care of animals, but rather for a paperwork error.

In 2012, a former employee of Teer's filed a complaint against her. And in 2014, Teer was put on probation.

Her probation conditions were to supply the board that oversees veterinarians with records every quarter. In 2017 that board contacted her saying they didn't receive her records from December 2016. The board gave her 30 days to respsond and at the end of those 30 days --

"That supervisor told me, my license wasn't going to be renewed permanently." Teer said,.

Teer also said that this has been a grueling experience but she is thankful to have her clients that are continuing to stand by her.

As of now, Teer is "in limbo" she and her attorney say. They say she will continue to practice regularly until they receive something in writing saying she can't.

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