Just like any doctor, veterinarians have various responsibilities when treating their patients – the only difference being they are working on animals, not people. Just like everyone else, veterinarians are human beings and therefore may make mistakes. When this happens in relation to the care of a patient it can result in a malpractice suit being raised. The repercussions of a veterinarian malpractice claim can be extensive and may even result in a loss of a veterinary license.
Some examples of malpractice claims that may be made include:
- Incorrect diagnosis of an animal’s illness or injury
- Prescribing the incorrect medication or dosage of medication
- Recommending an inappropriate treatment plan
- Stopping treatment sooner than necessary
If you have been accused of veterinary malpractice do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will fight to protect your livelihood, reputation and above all else – your license to practice veterinary medicine.