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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Action Drug destruction requirements
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ends 12/7/2011
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12/5/11  11:57 am
Commenter: Molly's mom

1 final word

Please note, our complaint was not that Molly died.

Our complaint was that the vet knew Molly was non responisve at 4:40 PM

The vet knew that the vet's office closed at 5 PM.  The vet knew no one would be watching Molly.  The vet failed to call the owner and give us the one chance to save Molly's life by taking her or transferring her to an overnight clinic where a vet would be available to monitor Molly all night.  Had Molly still died, we would not have filed a complaint, because we would have known that everything that could have been done was done.

Instead Molly Mittens died all alone and in the dark and was probably frightened but this Board says that is a reasonable standard of care for vets in VA and they found that the vets did not violate a reasonable standard of care.

When I prepared my complaint for the Board, I included several cases where vets had been found to violate a reasonable standard of care (other Board members not the current Members) that were less negligent than Molly's case.

Thank you so mucyh.

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