About the Pre Purchase Exam
In the current atmosphere of litigation as a means of solving disagreements over business
transactions, veterinarians may find themselves involved with increasing frequency in disputes
over previous purchases. Having served as an integral part of the selling process, the
veterinarian's opinions and records are often sought by both the buyer and seller. While most
disagreements are settled out of court, the recent trend of actual court trials makes it imperative
that veterinarians be aware of their legal responsibilities. If called upon, he or she should be
prepared to deliver testimony supported by medical records.