I’d like to make a complaint about a veterinarian. Who should I contact?
The ASPCA suggests the following options when you suspect your veterinarian of improper conduct, negligence or malpractice:
If the matter is a financial issue, contact your state Better Business Bureau or Department of Consumer Affairs.
If the matter is an operational or medical issue, contact your local veterinary medical association’s Ethics and Grievance Committee.
If the matter is a malpractice issue, contact your state’s veterinary licensing board. This is the agency that investigates allegations of misconduct. Another option is to file a lawsuit against the veterinarian in question.
You can call or write any vet clinic in your state to find contact information for the medical association and/or licensing board in your area. In addition, you can contact:
The American Association of Veterinary State Boards
American Veterinary Medical Association