Does a veterinarian need liability insurance before doing surgery on my my pet an if so what are the consequences if they don't?
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In many States, physicians do not need insurance, so I would highly doubt that a veterinarian in your State needs same. confirm with local animal law counsel.
From my research, I am not certain that malpractice insurance is required for practicing as a vet. However, if the company has other insurance - like business insurance that covers accidents, property damage and negligence and liabilities to other property due to their negligence, you MAY be able to tap into that policy. Nothing is barring you from bringing a civil action in court. Your pet, though a beloved family member, is considered property and you could possibly have a valid claim. The question becomes what is the market value of your pet and does that exceed the costs of a lawsuit. You could also try small claims court where you do not have the associated costs of an attorney.