I would like to take a moment to comment on the above allegations regarding Drs. Hughes'. I have been working for Dr. Hughes for over a year now and almost didn't come to work here after I read Mary and Shane's comments. But I'm glad I did anyway! I love it here, the doctors are very caring and go the extra mile that other vets aren't willing to go to for the animals. Dr. Jim has treated many animals left for dead by other vets. I suppose this is why people keep coming back. I have been treated very professionally, and make an excellent salary with benefits. I have found out from the Hughes' about the staffing issues and was told that last year there were a ring of employees who were embezzling from the company and several arrests were made. Since Mary and Shane won't give their real names, maybe they were involved. The doctors felt at that time it was best to turn over the entire staff because they could not completely separate the honest from the dishonest. Our new staff has been here since, and I don't hear any complaints from anyone. We are all here because we have a common purpose to help the animals. As far as the abuse, I don't know if it is true or not, but it may have been years and years ago and people do change. It is just frankly very old news. I take all 6 of my animals to Drs Hughes and have been thru orthopedic surgery, bladder stones and many more. I wouldn't ever consider switching vets.