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.