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Pet Surgery Winchester KY

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.

Sheabel Pet Care Center
(859) 904-9980
2568 Richmond Rd
Lexington, KY
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Jennifer Schissler
(502) 244-3036
150 Dennis Drive
Lexington, KY
Park Equine Hospital
(859) 744-4030
116 Hud Rd
Winchester, KY

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Strong, M L, Dvm - All Creatures Small Animal Hsp
(859) 623-9944
352 Eastern Byp
Richmond, KY

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Noah's Ark Animal Hospital
(859) 269-0600
1060 Chinoe Rd Chinoe Center
Lexington, KY
Lexington Hospital For Cats
(859) 474-0947
271 Southland Dr
Lexington, KY
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Monday 7:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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English, Mary, Dvm - Boonesboro Animal Clinic
(859) 745-1173
1500 Boonesboro Rd
Winchester, KY

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Wire 2 Wire Veterinary Product
(859) 987-7505
1040 Hume Bedford Rd
Paris, KY

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Curtsinger, Stacey, Dvm - By-Pass Animal Clinic
(859) 625-1144
1401 Lexington Rd
Richmond, KY

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Skipworth Veterinary Clinic
(859) 623-0008
2013 Merchant Dr
Richmond, KY

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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.


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.
  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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