PSPCA top vet fired for outside kennel work

The medical director at the Pennsylvania SPCA was fired yesterday after shelter officials learned he was the attending veterinarian at a Philadelphia kennel, according to a Fox 29 report.

Dr. Ravi Murarka was employed by the PSPCA for two decades and his work saving sick and injured animals was featured prominently in the recent Animal Planet series, Animal Cops: Philadelphia

But he apparently also worked as a veterinarian at a local licensed kennel that had recently received a poor inspection report. A state inspection on March 5 revealed Blood Brothers kennel kept eight dogs in a poorly lit basement with broken fencing that posed a threat to the dogs. The kennel owner was cited for failing to have proof of rabies shots for two of the dogs. The shelter said it dismissed Murarka because of a conflict of interest. 

To see the story on Fox 29 last night click here.