Is there any regulation on what veterinarians can charge for after-hours services?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Emergency veterinarians can be life-savers if a pet is injured, but are there any limits when it comes to cost? That’s today’s Good Question.

For today’s Good Question, Catherine asks, “Is there any law or department of government that regulates what vets can charge at after-hours emergency clinics? She also asked, who holds them accountable for sensitive care of pet needs?

Lisa Tolliver with the Department of Agriculture told us there are no restrictive business regulations limiting the amount any veterinarian or clinic may charge for services. She said charges vary by services provided as well as where you are in the state.

As for the second part of Catherine’s question, the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners oversees veterinarians in the commonwealth.

Individuals can file complaints with the veterinary board if they believe a veterinarian or other licensee has violated Kentucky statutes or regulations, or if someone is practicing in Kentucky without a proper license.

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