Introduction

Experts in the field of veterinary medicine specialise in the prevention, control, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the health of domestic and wild animals and are also concerned with the prevention of transmission of animal diseases to people. Experts currently operating in veterinary practices are able to choose whether they wish to specialise in small animal practices, large animal practices, or mixed animal practices. This heavily influences the degree of specialised knowledge an individual may have about certain types of animals.

Veterinary practitioners would be able to identify instances of animal cruelty, abuse, or mistreatment. This would be integral in cases which rely on identification of whether a certain animal was mistreated by their owner.

Veterinary practices are also highly regulated so as to ensure that consumers aren’t being taken advantage of financially and, more importantly, that no harm befalls the animals which are taken into care in veterinary practices. In NSW, veterinary practices are regulated by the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 and the Veterinary Practice Regulation 2013.

The primary objective of the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 revolved around the promotion of welfare for animals, public health protection, and ensuring veterinary services were competent and well-informed. This would be crucially important in cases which require determination of a veterinarian practices’ degree of competency, or in investigations where there are accusations of fraud or malpractice. Most veterinarian practitioners would be able to comment on whether or not certain practices would be detrimental or harmful to the animals receiving treatment. Veterinarian practitioners would also be able to common on whether industry standard and best practice procedures were adhered to.

Experts in the field of veterinary medicine will have extensive experience in veterinary practices. Furthermore, veterinarians often have a strong background in science and would be able to lend this level of expertise in conjunction with their specialised knowledge of veterinary practices. The specific specialisation and background needed by your veterinarian will be determined by the matter which requires examination.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain an expert submission that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Veterinarian practitioners would greatly assist in the legal process. Their specialised knowledge in animal welfare would be able to determine whether certain animals were mistreated or abused. This would help in cases which required identification of animal mistreatment. Veterinarian practitioners would also be able to comment on whether certain practices contravened industry best practice and industry standard procedures. They would also be able to point out whether certain procedures were unnecessarily performed or done so with negligence and malpractice at heart. This would be integral in cases relating to negligence and malpractice within the animal welfare industry.

Sample Reports

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Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
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This article details professional opinions but veterinarians who believe that people should be extra vigilant during the pandemic in consideration of whether they wish to purchase a pet or not. These purchases may be done of out loneliness rather than a genuine want to maintain and rehabilitate animals as pets.

Strict new vet tests rule out Prince Of Arran Melbourne Cup campaign

This case relates to a strict veterinary test which ruled out the participation of the horse named ‘Prince of Arran’ due to concerns relating to the animals welfare.

Relevant Cases Meadowlands BFT Pty Ltd v Shoalhaven City Council [2021] NSWSC 1139 (9 September 2021)

This case relates to the transportation of cattle and required examination of numerous veterinarian reports, and inspections, which deemed 21 cattle unfit for transport.

Will v Brighton [2020] NSWCA 355 (23 December 2020)

A registered veterinarian was asked to provide an opinion in relation to whether a dogs’ remains were found to be executed humanely or otherwise.

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A sample of our experts in Animals - Veterinary Practice

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