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Category Archives: Veterinarian Licensing

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Is It Ethical For Your Vet To Recommend CBD?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people believe that a substance in marijuana — CBD — is like a miracle drug that can help with a variety of ailments, such as pain, anxiety, nausea, and even neurological disorders. CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp and it is considered safe, as it doesn’t produce the “high” associated… Read More »

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Animal Rescue Director, Veterinarian Face Charges For Animal Cruelty

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Animal rescue organizations are in place to, as the name implies, rescue animals. Unfortunately, sometimes the care the rescued animals receive is not what we would expect. They are sometimes abused, neglected, and left for dead. An animal rescue director and a veterinarian in Colorado are facing charges of animal cruelty after leaving five… Read More »

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Veterinary Ethics In The Digital Age

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The digital age has ushered in many changes in our everyday lives. Many of the things we do regularly can be done solely through the use of technology. Even veterinary medicine can be done online in certain cases, and while this can be convenient, it is also controversial, as it raises ethical and legal… Read More »

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Battle Continues Over Veterinary Telemedicine

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

While the coronavirus pandemic has allowed doctors to care for patients virtually via Zoom and similar video platforms, pets haven’t been allowed the same type of care. That’s because there have been issues with establishing a veterinarian-client relationship. The current laws state that an in-person exam is needed first before any telemedicine in the… Read More »

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Florida Veterinarian Accused Of Sexual Abuse Of Dog, Child Porn

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals have a huge responsibility. In order to keep their licenses and stay employed in their chosen profession, they must refrain from engaging in immoral or illegal activities that could threaten the status of their license. Sex abuse is an example of a crime that is taken seriously in Florida. When a licensed… Read More »

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Veterinarian’s License Suspended for Animal Cruelty

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Some professions, such as veterinarians, require licenses. Getting a license can be a huge feat, but hanging onto it can be even harder for some people. Some people engage in crimes and unethical situations that can cause them to lose their license and put their career on the line. A veterinarian in Connecticut recently… Read More »

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Veterinarians Could Face Punishment for Not Reporting Animal Abuse

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Veterinarians have a huge responsibility when it comes to caring for dogs, cats, birds and other furry and feathered friends. They have an obligation to provide the utmost care to sick and injured pets. Now they may also have an obligation to report animal abuse. Miami Senator Jason Pizzo is backing a bill that… Read More »

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Veterinarian, Girlfriend Plead Guilty to Improper Recordkeeping, Controlled Drug Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Veterinarians take care of our furry friends. They spent a lot of time in school understanding the proper procedures for caring for animals, as well as recordkeeping, proper use of medication and being an ethical veterinarian. Not all vets take their jobs seriously, though. Some don’t perform proper procedures, which can lead to serious… Read More »

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Veterinarian Gets Felony Charge Reversed by Appellate Court

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

If you are a licensed professional such as a doctor, nurse, professional engineer, dentist, psychologist, real estate broker or veterinarian, it’s a good idea to stay legit and do what you can to hold onto your license. After all, your license is your livelihood. Without it, your employment options are limited and it’s hard… Read More »

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Veterinarian Arrested for Sexual Assault

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A good veterinarian has the knowledge to care for a variety of injuries and illnesses our pets face. A good vet should also have morals and integrity. They should make their vet clinic a professional place for employees to work. When they don’t, they can face ethical issues in the workplace, which can lead… Read More »