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Pet Surgery Greenville SC

The representatives agreed to speak candidly with me to help Veterinary Practice News readers avoid 20 of the most common liability claims over surgical complications.

Randall C Thomas
(864) 385-6565
393 Woods Lake Road
Greenville, SC
Hours
Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am - 5 pm; Fri: 9-noon

Pet Med Mobile
(864) 232-2718
707 E Stone Ave
Greenville, SC

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Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic, Inc.
(864) 232-6445
634 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC
Services
Veterinary, Grooming, Boarding
Hours
8-6 M-F 8-12 S

Ambassador Animal Hospital Pa
(864) 271-1112
715 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC

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Poinsett Animal Hospital
(864) 233-6903
2606 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC

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Richland Creek Animal Clinic
(864) 232-2718
707 E Stone Ave
Greenville, SC

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Greenville HUmane Society
(864) 242-3626
328 Furman Hall Rd.
Greenville, SC
Services
Spay/Neuter/Vaccinations/Adoptions

Welsh, Paula, Dvm - North Greenville Animal Hosp
(864) 244-8281
1300 Stallings Rd
Greenville, SC

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North Greenville Animal Hosp
(864) 244-8281
1300 Stallings Rd
Greenville, SC

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Haywood Road Animal Hospital
(864) 288-7472
520 Haywood Rd
Greenville, SC

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20 Ways to Avoid Trouble with Surgery

Editor’s Note: Dr. Zeltzman scored a coup in getting the trust representatives of the AVMA PLIT to participate in a conference call for publication. The first part of his report—“ 10 Ways to Avoid Anesthesia Trouble ”—was published in the July issue.

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Every day, the trust representatives of AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust receive liability insurance claims related to surgery.

The representatives agreed to speak candidly with me to help Veterinary Practice News readers avoid 20 of the most common liability claims over surgical complications.

  1. #5 Not this paw

    During the consultation, the diagnosis should not be the only part of the discussion. It is important to discuss the possible complications so the owner’s expectations are compatible with what you can provide.

  2. Every surgical candidate should have a thorough physical exam. This means not focusing on the tip of the iceberg, such as skin mass, but looking at the rest of the patient. For example, a patient facing ACL repair may not do as well because he also has hip dysplasia.

  3. Honestly discuss the prognosis. Even a 99 percent success rate means a 1 percent risk of failure.
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  4. Problems, including disastrous mistakes, can occur because of misidentification of a patient. How often do you have two black Labradors in your hospital on the same day? We have all heard of horror stories where the wrong patient was euthanized because nobody took the time...

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