ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The Roswell veterinarian facing dozens of complaints for his work at the city shelter won’t lose his license.
The State Veterinary Board unanimously voted to put Dr. Leandro Gutierrez on probation for a year and to make him pay a $1,500.
Gutierrez helped oversee the shelter for 10 years but was hit with 44 complaints over a two week period, all filed by animal rescue groups. They claimed kennels were dirty, animals were neglected and in some cases were not being vaccinated as required by state law.
Gutierrez defended himself at an August hearing and pointed out that all these complaints came during a time when a moratorium was placed on rescue groups and he had never faced any other complaints in his 10 years.