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Lowell veterinarian’s license suspended after allegations of improper care

Posted at 4:30 PM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-03 16:30:37-04

LOWELL, Mich. — Lowell veterinarian Dr. Bruce Langlois’ license has been suspended by the state, according to online records from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Langlois operated the Animal Hospital of Lowell and the Spay Neuter Express.  The latter is a mobile clinic that traveled around Michigan spaying and neutering animals at a low cost.

Online records show the summary suspension of his veterinary medicine license took effect May 31.

The state AG’s office accused Langlois of improper care and failing to keep adequate medical records for a minimum of seven years.  However, state law says veterinarians only need to keep animal records for three years. The seven-year rule applies to human medicine.

Langlois told FOX 17 NEWS that he was blind-sided by the suspension and said it’s not related to previous accusations of improper care. He said he is being singled out by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

“He has singled me out and suspended my license because, in his interpretation, an innacurate interpretation, I’m doing something wrong,” said Langlois.

He said he plans to fight the suspension. Langlois said he already has filed a response to the suspension and expects to have a hearing before a judge within the next seven days.

Several people reached out to FOX 17 alleging their pets were harmed at Langlois’ clinic. Several people have also contacted FOX 17 to defend the doctor.

Langlois previously told FOX 17 that “people confuse complications with malpractice.” He said his practice spays and neuters 18,000 dogs and cats each year and his “complication rate is much lower than most veterinarians.”

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