Pacoima, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for California

Q: Hi I had taking my female mix labrore. retreiver in for xrays and asonicgram soon as I got their they came out with gu

By law Ithe vets cant keep me from being with my pet at they exam yeah well the did and they did not want to give her back and called police on me his my witness he was shocked how they treated me and was very worry about me driving home

Wen he realised they just killed my dog and by law I paid to have her creamated and they said I could not have her ashes

3 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I've never heard of the law that says that you cannot be excluded while the vet is examining your dog. As far as the ashes, if you paid for them, and are otherwise current in your account with the vet, you are entitled to your property. This would be a Small Claims case as the ashes are personal property with no commercial value.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you still owe the vet some money you might have to finalize your payment. If you have damages you could sue in small claims court.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO NEEDED

I AM NOT SURE WHERE IT SAYS YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT AT THE EXAM...THOUGH IN THE PAST MOST VETS WOULD ALLOW IT.

NOW, HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF COVID WE CAN NOT BE WITH OUR DOG AT EXAMS EITHER. I DON'T LIKE IT BUT COVID HAS CHANGED ALL THE RULES.

IF YOU HAVE PAID YOUR BILL YOU SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO GET YOUR DOGS ASHES.

I EMPATHIZE WITH YOU. I TOOK TOOK THE ASHED OF MY DOG AND THEY HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE OR THE GARAGE FOR A DECADE. THE ASHES ARN'T THE SAME AS THE REAL KISSES!

GO TO SMALL CLAIMS IF YOU FEEL WRONGED.

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