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Pet Surgery Sheridan WY

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.

Cody Animal Health
(307) 463-7500
2320 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Kolder Katrin Dvm
(307) 867-2600
1360 Owl Creek Rd
Thermopolis, WY

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Vanderwerff, Irene, Dvm - Desert View Animal Hospital
(307) 362-3184
940 Elk St
Rock Springs, WY

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Mobile Pet Care Clinic
(307) 472-6911
8000 E Easy St
Evansville, WY

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Church, Christopher, Dvm - Cheyenne Pet Clinic
(307) 635-4121
3740 E Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY

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Stephen D. White
(307) 733-1606
1035 West Broadway
Jackson, WY
 
Casper Animal Medical Center
(307) 237-8387
4700 S Valley Rd
Casper, WY

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Asay, Emily, Dvm - Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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Smiley, Kelly, Dvm - Avenues Pet Clinic
(307) 778-3007
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY

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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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