Kansas Veterinary Professionals – The Importance of Having a Sterile Environment

It goes without saying that a sterile environment is essential for any healthcare facility, and animal hospitals and veterinary clinics are no exception.  Even though it may seem like a basic task to keep an animal hospital or veterinary clinic sterile, many Kansas veterinary professionals, whether intentional or not, make mistakes that could result in the spread of infection from animal to animal.  For example, forgetting to place a used needle in a biohazard container could result in an animal coming into contact with that needle.  Any germs on the needle have now passed to the animal, placing the animal at risk for contracting a harmful infection.

The Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners places significant importance on having a clean and sterile environment to treat animals in need of care.  If failure to maintain a sterile environment results in harm to any particular animal, the Board may have grounds for imposing disciplinary action, which may be very minor, but has the potential to be very serious as well.  Whether a pet’s owner files a complaint with the Board, or a fellow employee notifies the Board, for example, an individual faces scrutiny that could place his or her Kansas professional license at risk for suspension or even revocation.

Are You Facing Allegations by the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners?

If you have received notice of a complaint regarding unsterile conditions at your animal hospital or animal clinic, it is imperative to act quickly.  While some veterinary professionals place absolutely no emphasis on the need to have a sterile environment, many veterinary professionals do their best to keep a sterile environment, and sometimes just make mistakes, such as the example discussed above regarding the discarded needle.  In such cases, it cannot be stressed enough how crucial it is that you have a legal professional working alongside you to defend your rights and interests.

You have worked too long and too hard to lose your Kansas veterinary license over something that could have been avoided.  Perhaps you were in the wrong place at the wrong time and did not really do anything to substantiate an allegation of having an unsterile environment.  However, by simply offering services as a veterinary professional in an animal hospital or veterinary clinic, you are held responsible regardless of if you are individually responsible for one small mistake.  With the assistance of an attorney, you will be able to build a defense that demonstrates that you do not deserve to lose your Kansas professional license.  Having the right attorney can be the key difference between a successful and unsuccessful attempt to keep your Kansas professional license.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Whether you are facing the potential loss of your professional license, or if you simply have questions about what can put your license at risk, you should consult with a legal professional as soon as possible.  When your career is on the line, it is essential to have an advocate standing by your side.  At the Sanger Law Office, Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger is a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas who helps veterinary professionals as well as all other types of Kansas professionals fight to keep their licenses.  No matter what the reason may be for why your license is at risk, you deserve strong legal representation.  Danielle Sanger utilizes her well-rounded experience, dedication and advocacy skills to ensure her clients have the best chance possible of avoiding the suspension or revocation of their professional licenses.  If you would like to speak with Danielle Sanger, contact the Sanger Law Office today by calling (785) 979-4353 to schedule your free consultation.