4

Some Veterinarians Just Shouldn't Use Meth...

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

There are a few crucial qualities that pet owners might seek in a veterinarian: experience, bedside manner, a natural love of animals. "Crippling meth addiction" would probably rank toward the bottom of the list.

But that's just what former Dallas-area vet David Snyder had, and it led to his 44-year prison sentence earlier this week, according to WFAA. One of the signs of said addiction is apparently an inability to come up with a good lie: Former client Linda Erwin told the station that they dropped off their Chihuahua, Sugar, at his office in 2011, never to see him again. Snyder's explanation? Someone stole the dog.

A bewildered Erwin was quoted as saying, "What happened to her? What did he really do to her? Don't we deserve to know where she is and what happened to her?"

All valid questions. Besides, is it even possible to trade a Chihuahua for meth?

According to the story, Snyder voluntarily surrendered his license, and he was later charged with five drug-related felonies.

"With good behavior, Snyder could conceivably be up for parole in two and a half years," according to the story. "Even so, he'll have to wait [until] 2017 to reapply for his veterinary license. If he gets his license back, we hope he'll equip the office with a state of the art security system to thwart roving bands of Chihuahua bandits.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.