It's not uncommon for owners to take their pet to the vet if their animal has been showing signs of sluggish behavior, injury or simply when it is time for scheduled vaccinations. But one thing no pet owner anticipates when they drop off their pet is for the animal's condition to go from bad to worse because of negligence by the vet.
Animals have rights too.
The Maryland Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners oversees all state veterinarians to ensure they meet specific requirements while attending to the health of your pet. The board investigates complaints against vets and issues fines and suspensions for violations including inadequate care, failure to conduct proper tests or keeping poor records.
Before you take your animal to a new vet, check out this database compiled by The Baltimore Sun to Protect Maryland Pets. The database contains a list of disciplinary actions against state vets since November 2007.
Have you had a bad experience with a local vet? If you want to file a complaint call the board at 410-841-5862 or file it online.