This is a first in a series that spotlights veterinary victims' Tribute Sites that go beyond the story of their own tragedy to help educate others on matters of public concern, health, and safety.
The site: http://www.petmalpractice.com/
Site owner: Cindy O' Malley
Veterinarian: William Schultz, DVM, Schultz Veterinary Clinic, Okemos, Michigan
The gauze that Schultz left inside Mulan during surgery
is surrounded by a growth the size of a cantaloupe. Photo:
Courtesy of Michigan State University.
Mulan's Story is a detailed, compelling site that takes the reader step by step through what happened to Alaskan Malamute Mulan at the hands of William Schultz, DVM, of Schultz Veterinary Clinic in Okemos, MI. This is a story that just goes from bad to worse and the pictures are devastating. Mulan lived, thanks to the efforts of veterinarians at Michigan State University, but is forever and irreparably damaged by the piece of gauze left inside her during surgery by Schultz (photo at left courtesy of MSU).
Among other things, two elements make this site powerful: