Who should pay the vet bill? - Page 6

       The Horse Forum > Horse Resources > Horse Law

Who should pay the vet bill?

This is a discussion on Who should pay the vet bill? within the Horse Law forums, part of the Horse Resources category
  • Legal advice on buying horse on payments whos responsibal for vet bills
  • Suing for horse vet bill

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-24-2011, 12:30 AM
Green Broke
I scanned all 5 pages fairly briefly, but do we know WHY the vet didn't attend?

I have a main vet. And he is a busy man because he's GOOD. If I ever failed to adequately describe the seriousness of him coming out, he certainly isn't going to when 3 other people are calling with REAL emergencies.

As far as I'm concerned, not calling another vet is absolutely ridiculous. We all want to have our own vet, but we are not the only client on the list. Regardless of the reason why he wouldn't come out, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure your horse has adequate medical attention, not his.

I'm pretty sure you can't sue a vet for choosing not to come out, regardless of the reason. He's not on contract, he's not your employee, and if a vet was sued every time a horse died because they couldn't make it out, we'd have some mighty poor vets.

No vet can properly assess over the phone, it's nothing more then advice, exactly as you said. I could tell my vet my horse has a 6" gash on her shoulder oozing blood, and he will advise me to just bandage it, meanwhile she has arterial spray and I have not described the injury in a way that makes him understand the story. It is MY job as a responsible horse owner to know when my horse needs veterinary attention, and obtain that attention, regardless of who I have to call.

Sponsored Links

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*sigh* Another vet bill HowClever Horse Health 11 07-07-2010 11:05 AM
Vet Bill Blues 7Ponies Horse Health 18 12-05-2009 11:08 PM
Bill, I thought of you when I saw this 3neighs Horse Talk 0 07-29-2009 12:45 PM
Old Bill Kirsti Arndt Horse Memorials 4 12-11-2008 02:17 PM
Bill our Gelding wdarmac Horse Health 4 05-24-2008 12:28 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0