The Vet Hosp. is not correct, from a legal standpoint. They can have any vet exam your dog, review the file and confirm the diagnosis. That process is done all the time in persons and animals. Your other option is to provide the vet records to the HOA and tell them to hire their own vet to review the records. Finally, you may consider consulting with a lawyer familiar with how HOA agreements work and the rights and duties of a board and of residents. The HOA may not be in compliance with the rules of the organization.
This is not a malpractice question. Short answer is that experts are generally allowed to rely on hearsay and review what others have written in records. No, it is not illegal.
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