Tag: opinion

Eagle Post: Some thoughts on advancement of independent practice

Tom Donnelly writes on developments in the US veterinary industry. While big businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospital and VCA (Veterinary Centers of America) — the two largest owners of veterinary hospitals in the world, both owned by Mars. Inc. — grow, a group of practitioners who value their autonomy […]

Vet Ethics: Animal welfare all part of the plan

Victoria has released a new plan for animal welfare in the state. Animal Welfare Action Plan – Improving the Welfare of Animals in Victoria was developed after submissions from industry, veterinary bodies, welfare organizations, and other groups. The plan is designed to cover the welfare of companion animals, farm animals, […]

Vet ethics: Emotional damages for animals: further considerations

In the previous Vet Ethics column, I raised the issue of whether veterinarians should be held legally liable to pay emotional damages in civil suits to bereaved clients for medical or surgical malpractice. This is a debate being had in Animal Law circles, particularly in the US. One reason for […]