Greeley vet ticketed for treating human patient

Greeley Tribune — A local veterinarian was ticketed Wednesday, accused of treating a man who came to him complaining of pain in his toes.


A medical professional at North Colorado Medical Center informed police in June that a man who was having toes amputated at the hospital had possibly been treated by a veterinarian. The man’s wife told police a person had referred them to Greeley veterinarian Fran Freemyer, and Freemyer ultimately said he thought he could treat the ailment, applying a topical cream to the man’s toes, according to a police report. The man, whose name has not been released, said the cream had no effect on his ailment and his condition continued to worsen, resulting in him having several toes amputated, the report states.


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