So, the vet was reprimanded and fined ,000, and the technician received an active 60-day suspension.For some people, such as Mariotte, the punishments were too light.As with doctors for humans, though, things can go wrong at the vet's office.When that happens, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board comes in.
I just want what's right by my dog." Veterinary Specialty Hospital declined to comment on Vaughan's case but said it takes complaints filed with the state board seriously.
The board's job is to determine if a mistake was an accident or neglect, which can lead to punishment for a veterinarian.
Executive Director Tod Schadler and attorney George Hearn say the state board handles, on average, 60 complaints a year for the more than 3,000 licensed veterinarians in North Carolina.
The board hopes to have all that information available online in the near future.
As is the case for us, our four-legged friends may require anesthesia as part of a surgery or procedure.
"I wanted him fixed so we could start over rehabilitating his leg." Dr.