Laws on Quality of Service in Veterinary Medicine


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This is a common-law doctrine which outlines that an employer is ultimately responsible for the actions of his/her employees when such actions occur within the scope of employment:

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1. To bring a case of professional negligence (malpractice) to trial, a person must prove:

2. For whom of the following would it be illegal to prescribe medication that will ultimately be used for an animal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Veterinarians must abide by laws that govern their quality of service. Violation of these laws can result in a lawsuit. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of how the law applies in the quality of care in veterinary services. You'll be tested on areas that include common law doctrines, elements in a negligence case, and the Veterinary Practice Act.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of the laws regulating the quality of veterinary services:

  • Common law doctrines applicable in the quality of care
  • Elements of a professional negligence claim
  • The Veterinary Practice Act
  • Illegal acts that can be committed
  • Definition of proximate cause

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding elements of a negligence claim and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as respondeat superior and proximate cause
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common laws applicable to quality service of veterinarians
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the Veterinary Practice Act ensures quality of veterinary services

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about how the law regulates quality of veterinary services, you should read the corresponding lesson Law and Quality of Veterinary Services. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The Veterinary Service Act
  • Definition of common law
  • Doctrine of respondeat superior
  • Elements in a professional negligence lawsuit