Pennsylvania Horse Vet Charged with Sodomy

A Pennsylvania veterinarian is facing criminal charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a horse in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Veterinary Board Executive Director Cathy Kirkpatrick confirmed that Thomas Wilson, DVM, is accused of committing a sexual act with a horse in 2009. Kirkpatrick confirmed that Wilson was a veterinary medicine student working at a Tulsa area veterinary clinic at the time of the incident.

In October 2011 Wilson was charged with one count of sodomy, according to court records. On Jan. 19 he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Wilson's attorney Robert Wyatt was unavailable for comment.

Wilson is currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Department of State Information Specialist Matthew Keeler said that there have been no disciplinary actions by any state board against Wilson in the past. No disciplinary actions relative to the Oklahoma charges have been taken "up to this point," Keeler said.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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