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WHEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRIVES AT THE CLINIC DOORHow veterinary staff can respond to abused clients and patients

By Malinda Larkin

Carolyn Reichle had allegedly been held in her home for two days, beaten and threatened by her boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd. She eventually convinced him that her dog needed to go see the veterinarian, according to a police report.

Floyd insisted on going with her, and on the car ride over, he pointed a loaded gun at her and threatened to kill her and her family, according to the report.

The receptionist at the animal hospital called police, who arrested