Veterinarian cited after Colo. man loses 3 toes

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Associated Press

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A veterinarian has been cited for practicing medicine on humans without a license after a man said he had to have three toes amputated because of improper care.

Greeley detectives ticketed Fran Freemyer on Wednesday after the 58-year-old man went to Northern Colorado Medical Center in late June and doctors said he needed the toes removed.

Police Sgt. Susan West said Thursday the man had gone to the vet with a foot ailment, and the vet gave him some ointment. The problem got worse and he went to a hospital.

Freemyer said he was treating a dog for skin cancer, and the person who owned the dog took some of the medicine and gave it to a neighbor without his knowledge.

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