The Latest on the investigation into animal ophthamology clinic
Delaware ophthyologists may have been illegally using the names of animals, according to an investigation by state investigators.
The State Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday that it has opened an investigation into a Delaware veterinary practice that operated out of a home in Fairlawn, Delaware.
The investigation was spurred by a complaint by a veterinarian who says he saw the names and descriptions of more than 60 animals on the animals’ cages.
The office has been looking into the practice since May, when a resident in Fairldale contacted them.
The probe has focused on the practice’s operations at Fairlady Hospital, located about a mile from the Delaware State College of Ophthalmology.
The investigators have reviewed documents and other information to try to determine if the animals were being used for medical or scientific purposes.
Delaware Attorney General Jack Conway said the investigation “is not aimed at any individual individual or institution.”
He said he has directed the office to “continue to pursue the issue of animal use in veterinary practices in Delaware.”
A spokeswoman for Fairlown Veterinary Hospital said it does not comment on ongoing investigations.