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Category Archives: Veterinarian Licensing


Moral Injury In The Veterinary Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people aspire to be veterinarians so they can help animals. However, it’s not always about having fun or saving lives. There are dark sides to the profession. Dealing with difficult animals and their owners can be a challenge. Indeed, practicing veterinary medicine is difficult work. Burnout is a real concern in the field…. Read More »


Legal Concerns Among Veterinarians

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Medical professionals have a tough job. Even veterinarians, who deal with animals, have it rough. They not only have to take care of their furry and feathered clients, but also deal with their client’s owners, which can sometimes be an even harder task. In fact, there is increasing concern within the veterinary medical community… Read More »


Veterinarian’s License Suspended For Selling Puppies, Safety Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Veterinarians often perform major surgical procedures on animals. They use various instruments on pets to take their temperatures and give them shots. There are procedures for cleaning and disposing of these instruments that need to be followed. When they’re not followed, it becomes a safety issue. This is what a veterinarian from Wisconsin was… Read More »


Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence In Veterinary Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Technology is becoming more advanced all the time. Artificial intelligence has been more and more common in recent years, with autonomous vehicles and the advent of ChatGPT. Use of artificial intelligence is growing in the health and medicine fields. It is often used in veterinary medicine, but is it ethical? Is it putting the… Read More »


Inducing Heat Stroke In Animals: Ethical Issue For Veterinarians

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many farmers are dealing with rapidly spreading diseases affecting their chickens and pigs. When bird flu, swine flu, and other diseases threaten a large population of farm animals, what is the proper action to take? Many farmers have been engaging in depopulation, or the rapid destruction of animals due to urgent circumstances. One thing… Read More »


Chewy’s Foray Into Telemedicine Raises Ethical Concerns

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

You can do pretty much everything online nowadays and health care is no exception. Many of us abhor visiting the doctor, so we try to do everything remotely if possible. Some pet owners feel the same way about their pets. Going to the vet is expensive and inconvenient, especially if you have a large… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »