This is an independent consumer advocacy site and not associated with any state licensing board or regulatory agency in any way.
State-by-state breakdown of vet board info, vets in the news, and media coverage on veterinary malpractice, incompetence, neglect and abuse.
When dealing with the problems of veterinary consumer issues, one of the challenges that advocates face is the difficulty in dealing with variables in each state's Veterinary Practice Act, state board policies and procedures, and state laws. It makes effecting change on a nationwide basis a real challenge, as no federal law regulates the complaint, investigation or disciplinary process against vets.
This section will be a growing resource for pet guardians to be able to go directly to their respective states to find out pertinent information quickly and easily. For advocates -- most of whom are former victims -- it will allow comparison between states with regard to policies and procedures (for example, which states allow the complainant to see the vet's response; which states have disciplinary records posted online) in order to provide information to help effect necessary changes to laws and policies in their own state.
It will also provide links to legal resources, media coverage, pertinent web sites and the like so that veterinary consumers and victims in each state have a one-stop resource.
The goal is to provide a "snapshot" of each state so victims can see what else has been done in their state, where the media coverage (if any) has been concentrated, and give them immediate access to the information they need the most.
We also hope to add information for other countries as well.
Please bear with us -- it's a HUGE project, so if you have anything to contribute in the way of links, web sites, mainstream media coverage, Internet media coverage, or any other information you feel would help consumers of veterinary care, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you! -- J.C.
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