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Pet Surgery Waynesville NC

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.

Maple Tree Veterinary Hospital
(828) 761-1979
1855 Russ ave
Waynesville, NC
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Animal Hospital of Waynesville
(888) 829-3337
91 Depot St
Waynesville, NC

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Sommerich, Joseph M, DVM - Canton Animal Hospital PA
(828) 648-7800
74 Radio Hill Rd
Canton, NC

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Bragg, Dianna, Dvm - Sylva Animal Hospital
(828) 586-8587
1307 Asheville Hwy
Sylva, NC

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Asheville Veterinary Assoc Pa
(828) 667-0247
911 Smokey Park Hwy
Candler, NC

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Armstrong, Anne, Dvm - Junaluska Animal Hospital
(828) 452-1478
3248 Asheville Rd
Waynesville, NC

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Country Lane Animal Hospital
(828) 627-9100
9019 Carolina Blvd
Clyde, NC

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Cherokee Animal Care Clinic
(828) 497-3401
1100 Us 441 N
Whittier, NC

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Christoph, John, Dvm - Asheville Veterinary Assoc
(828) 667-0247
911 Smokey Park Hwy
Candler, NC

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Eno Animal Hospital
(919) 627-7903
5242 Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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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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