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Pet Surgery Rockledge FL

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.

Brevard Veterinary Hospital
(321) 549-6813
329 N Cocoa Blvd
Cocoa, FL
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Cat Doctor The
(321) 752-6556
6470 Us Highway 1
Rockledge, FL

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Coris, Erin, Dvm - Island Animal Hospital
(321) 453-2430
230 Fortenberry Rd
Merritt Island, FL

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Docs Animal Clinic
(321) 615-0965
1450 N Courtenay Pkwy Ste 16
Merritt Island, FL

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Island Pet Resort & Spa
(321) 806-4421
25 N Grove Street
Merritt Island, FL
Services
Kennels, pet day care, grooming, pet supplies, birthday parties
Hours
Mon - Friday 7-6 Sat 8-5

Rockledge Animal Clinic
(321) 632-8071
1934 Fiske Blvd
Rockledge, FL

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Bywater, Alison, Dvm - Viera East Veterinary Ctr
(321) 639-9888
5405 Village Dr
Rockledge, FL

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Brevard Veterinary Hospital
(321) 632-0445
329 N Cocoa Blvd
Cocoa, FL

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Space Coast Veterinary Hosp
(321) 576-2273
4750 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL

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Grigsby, Christine, Dvm - Harbor City Animal Hospital
(321) 757-7381
7670 N Wickham Rd # B
Melbourne, FL

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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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