07 Jan Risk in the Equine Practice: The Technicians Role in Recognition & Prevention
Risk in the Equine Practice: The Technicians Role in Recognition & Prevention
Deborah B. Reeder, BA, AS, RVT, VTS-EVN
Published in Modern Equine Vet – December 2020 issue
The most important area to address in management is risk, which can involve safety issues, legal problems, claims against the practice from clients or employees or co-owners, to the public. Yes – the equine veterinary practice does have an impact on public health… Is your practice prepared and protected?
Why is the equine practice a unique potential for risk? There are many reasons. For instance, we often receive instructions from trainers, not the actual owner. It is sometimes difficult to determine who makes the financial and medical decisions for the horse (syndicates). There is a resistance to pay at the time of service. it is just the nature of the horse industry; it is full of risk.