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Protecting Your Practice from Litigation

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education
From: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The veterinary industry and others who service the pet owning community have promoted the human animal bond in hopes that it would increase the demand for quality health care and promote pet ownership.  Well it worked! With the recognition that pets are important to their owners will come increased accountability for medical mistakes.   This presentation gives an overview of what it takes to have a case of malpractice against a veterinarian and provides examples of such cases. Often the daily challenges are not with the animals or clients, but with the law.   When you, use extra label and compounded drugs; have clients that refuse to follow your recommendations, (such administration of parasiticides); provide alternative therapy; refer patients to other veterinarians; have clients assist you with restraint; you are bound to step over some legal land mines.  The goal of this presentation is to provide attendees with the ability to recognize and address some of their most frequently encountered legal problems; with pearls of wisdom on how to steer clear of the courthouse.

This workshop will be offered live via ZOOM and offer 2 hours of LEAP CE credit (GBVM-2539).

Registration for this event is closed. Please email Cheryl at cheryls@uga.edu if you need further assistance.

Event Information

Registration Fee : $75




Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Email: cheryls@uga.edu


  • Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD

    Dr. Charlotte Lacroix owns Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc., a national consulting firm advising on veterinary business and legal issues. Beginning her career as an equine veterinarian, she transitioned to law to advocate for veterinarians. With over 20 years of experience assisting veterinarians in all areas, her expertise is companion and large animal and multi-specialty practices.

    Dr. Lacroix lectures extensively on business and legal issues, and facilitates continuing education seminars nationwide. Topics include succession planning, practices sales, employment and other contract negotiations, malpractice, medical records/informed consents, ethics, animal welfare, drugs and biologics, and human resources.

    Dr. Lacroix volunteers for organizations including AVMA, AAHA, AAEP, NJVMA and PVMA. She was Past President of NAVC, and is currently a Board member of the Veterinary Virtual Care Association (VVCA) .