This is what their website says about it in their FAQ section with a charming looking guy named Dr. Van Horn
Dr. Van Horn
is cheery and colorful in his
green windbreaker, wearing a stethoscope to add to his
appears to be Photoshopped into the backdrop of a vet practice, complete with an exam table and a kitty carrier behind him.
The backdrop is washed in blue hue, which makes his
friendly mug stand out more.
Did you know that psychologically the color green makes you feel friendly?
Hmmm. This picture looks an awful lot like his
Facebook profile picture, only with a different background.
I am almost ashamed to tell you that Dr. Rod Van Horn
went to Oregon State University. (We live in Oregon.) He
graduated in the 1980's, yet there are no reviews for him as a clinician, or his
supposed vet practive, Omaha Animal Medical Group
started 18 years ago.
According to Google
thriving vet practice is listed under "Boarding and Pet Sitting".
On the Sergeant's
Look at the Label website, they describe Dr. Van Horn
Dr. Van Horn received his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University, upon which he attended Oregon State University.
He graduated from OSU in 1988 with his Doctorate of Veterinary medicine.
He practiced in Arizona for 4 years and then moved to Omaha to establish Omaha Animal Medical Group in the spring of 1992.
Notice it doesn't really say what Omaha Animal Medical Group
It's about as vague as his
description of Gokliat.
According the Nebraska
Secretary of State search, Omaha Animal Medical Group
is not an active or inactive business entity.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
licenses veterinarians, and he
does have a license to practice in Nebraska, but again, when you search for the Omaha Animal Medical Group
, it is a non-existant entity both active and inactive and Dr. Van Horn
does not own any entity in the state of Nebraska.
Dr. Van Horn
does have a license in Arizona, with one complaint a scant 2 months after he
If you are the enterprising type of sleuth, and have time on your hands, feel free to check with every state licensing board for veterinarians
claims to hold license in "several" states, so there may be more.
These are just some ways in which companion pet companies try to lend credibility to their name, brand and products.
Dr. Van Horn
has been on numerous videos and newscasts as a spokes person for Sergeant's
However, under his
face, it usually says "Veterinarian" or "DVM".
As far as Dr. Van horn
is concerned, you should really get your facts straight before publishing information that is unfounded in your research.