Making a Negligence Claim Against a Vet

At the moment the courts seem unwilling to compensate people for the “sentimental” value of losing a beloved pet. Instead the courts concentrate on the economic loss that the owner has suffered. This creates a problem for many claimants as the pure financial loss involved in a veterinary negligence claim is often under £10,000, the current 'small claims court' threshold.

However, the financial loss incurred as a result of vet negligence can occasionally escalate way beyond the £10,000 limit. Valuable horses, pedigree dogs with breeding potential and animals requiring expensive veterinary treatment can all give rise to a vet negligence claim that fall outside the small claims court jurisdiction.

If you have suffered financial loss in excess of £10,000 and wish to make a negligence claim against a vet then you can call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1595 for an assessment of your case. Alternatively you can email details of your vet negligence case to us at lee.dawkins@sleeblackwell.co.uk

Unfortunately we are unable to offer free legal guidance on cases where the financial loss suffered as a result of the vet's negligence is less than £10,000.