A viral infection doctor’s business model is as much about marketing to veterinarians as it is about making money.
As of August, Plumb Veterinary College was up and running, and it had received more than $5 million in donations to pay for veterinary care, according to the school’s website.
But its founder, Mark Plumb, also has an unusual reputation: He has a history of being arrested for alleged animal abuse.
Plumb’s business, Plumbs Veterinary Hospital, has since been closed, and the school has moved its operations to a facility in Pennsylvania.
His attorney said Plumb was merely trying to save his own skin by claiming he had contracted Ebola.
“I’m not here to hurt anybody.
I’m not going to hurt anyone,” Plumb said.
“But if someone tells me they’ve got Ebola and they can’t take care of themselves because they’ve contracted Ebola, that’s a little different than someone saying they have Ebola and can’t handle their own care.”
A viral disease is characterized by rapid spread of the virus to humans, usually from animals.
In a recent article in The New York Times, two former employees of Plumb Medical College said that the school failed to provide proper medical care to its patients and often did not provide adequate food or water.
Plumbs Medical College also denied that the college was a center of animal abuse, but it was cited by The New Yorker for an article it published on Oct. 14, 2015.
The article, titled “Virus Doctor Is Accused of Animal Abuse,” noted that Plumb had admitted to abusing his own dogs, as well as several other animals.
But the article noted that the abuse did not occur at the veterinary college.
The university, however, acknowledged that Plumbs medical license was suspended in May for “violating its animal care and welfare standards,” and it was placed on probation for three years.
Plumbs former veterinary school principal, who has not been identified, also told the Times that the university had a problem with Plumb being “out of control” with his personal finances.
“The college didn’t have any way to verify his finances, but they were aware that he was spending more and more money on his own pets,” he said.
The school has also faced scrutiny for its handling of the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 6,000 people, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Vaccination is a life-saving measure for a lot of people, but in the case of the epidemic it has turned out to be very expensive,” said Dr. David Gorski, a veterinary medicine professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
“In the last year or two, the public health establishment has been making some really egregious mistakes.
This is the third time that this has happened.
This isn’t the first time.”
Plumb says that he has not yet been able to recover from his Ebola symptoms.
“If I had Ebola, I would have had it in six months,” he told The Times.
“It would have killed me within two weeks.
I would not have survived it.
It’s a very slow process.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.