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Pet Surgery Phenix City AL

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.

Animal General Hospital
(706) 225-9959
3576 Macon Rd
Columbus, GA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Amalsadvala, Tannaz, Dvm - Crawford Road Animal Hospital
(334) 298-3489
3106 Us Highway 80 W
Phenix City, AL

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Double Churches Animal Clinic
(706) 322-3232
1290 Double Churches Rd # E
Columbus, GA

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St Francis Veterinary Hospital PC
(706) 323-8316
1916 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA

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University Avenue Veterinary
(706) 563-7387
3800 University Ave
Columbus, GA

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Companion Animal Hospital
(334) 297-2316
3720 Us Highway 431 N
Phenix City, AL

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2nd Avenue Animal Hospital
(706) 507-7297
4025 2nd Avenue
Columbus, GA
 
Clardy, Matt, Dvm - Northside Animal Hospital
(706) 324-0333
5360 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA

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All Cats Clinic
(706) 571-9099
6320 Bradley Park Dr
Columbus, GA

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Bloszies, John Dr
(706) 561-1171
4338 Buena Vista Rd
Columbus, GA

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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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