I have heard nothing but bad news about this guy. He used to work for my former vet. When I contacted that office and said he was being sued, the person who answered said /he/she was not surprised, that he was never allowed to do surgery there.
This is a comment left before, but this is a slow news week, so I thought I'd post it again.
The sad thing about the vet board is that they protect their own and you'll be lucky if the vet gets a slap on the wrist.
Dr Fahmey is a horrible vet. I've talked to a vet tech who use to work for him. He has forgotten to use oxygen when administering iso during basic spay/neuter surgeries. When the animal becomes brain dead he's said "well, it was only a rescue."
Once a woman brought her dog in for euthanasia. She was so upset she didn't want to be present during the procedure. She told Fahmey that the dog was a shelter rescue and asked that he not put the dog in any kennel, that kennels frighten her. She asked that Fahmey sedate her and euth her. The dog was 70 pounds. After the woman left (mistake on her part) Fahmey gave the dog half the necessary dosage for the dog and threw her in a kennel. The dog started the freak out and bang her head on the chain link. The dog was panting and crying. The vet tech, in tears, begged Fahmey to give it more sedation and to finish the job. Fahmey said "the woman's not here, she'll never know." He recorded the dog as a 35 pound one.
Fahmey kills FIV kitties and doesn't even do the more thorough test to confirm the cat has it. Even with both tests cats have been known to come up negative later on. FIV is not an illness that warrants euthanasia.
Apparently Fahmey alters his records to cover up for his botch ups. He also blames the clients if something goes wrong. He'll prescribe the wrong medicine and then tell the client it's their fault if it makes the animal ill.
I know of one person who has sued him and a few who have sent complaints up to the vet board.
Meanwhile, this man is still in practice and still on the LAAS voucher system. He use to work at a vet in Santa Monica who acknowledges he is a horrible man that shouldn't even touch a flea.
I am adding a comment that just came in. I think Fahmey treated one of my cats in SM, but I don't remember which one:
"What that poster wrote about Fahmey is true.
"He is one of the worst vets in the city.
"I heard two rescuers asked Boks to sever the city's voucher contract with Fahmey. The department said that is a matter for the vet board. That is wrong. A vet's license is a matter for the vet board. The city can sever their business contracts. It is a business contract, not a vet license that these two rescuers requested be discontinued.
"It's too bad the city is willing to allow such a horrible person to continue doing business with them. Are they that desperate? Or, are they just so stupid to think that a vet is immune because they are a vet and city contracts are also a matter for the state vet board? I wonder if rescuers can sue the city if a vet kills a shelter animal because he forgot to use oxygen when administering anesthesia which renders an animal brain dead."