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HOUSTON A phony veterinarian may have left several Houston pets unprotected from diseases like rabies and distemper, according to Houston police.

Wilfredo Gutierrez, 26, is charged with unlawful practicing of medicine.
Investigators say Gutierrez was using business names such as DogSmart Veterinary Services,

Wilfredo Gutierrez Pet Services and Mobile Vet Vaccinations. He advertised using the phone number of 832-748-2437 and provided veterinary services in pet owners' homes.

Gutierrez was giving vaccines, treating injuries and dispensing medications. He doesn't have a license to practice veterinary medicine.

As a result, investigators believe there are numerous citizens whose pets were treated by Gutierrez and aren't protected from diseases because the vaccines and medicines he used might have also been fake.

Those citizens are encouraged to come forward to report treatments from Gutierrez to the HPD Major Offenders Division Animal Cruelty Unit at 713-308-3100.

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