As a veterinarian, you are responsible for the care of some of the most important animals in our lives. You’ve worked diligently to finish school and get licensed, and you’ve been building your career. What do you do when everything you have worked for is in jeopardy? You need the help of a skilled professional licensing attorney.
Remington & Dixon, PLLC has a legal team that is experienced in handling professional license defense cases. We know that it can be overwhelming when your professional license is at risk because it can affect your whole life. If you lose your license, how will you support yourself and your family? Then you have to decide what job you want to take in the future. All the time and effort you spent to get your license was wasted because you may never get to practice veterinary medicine again.
It doesn’t have to get to this point. By hiring an experienced attorney, you can increase the odds of keeping your license. If you’re worried about losing your license because of allegations of misconduct or criminal activity, contact our office. We can help you, regardless of the cause of your licensing issues.
What are some violations that could cost me my license?
Veterinarians must stick to an ethical code to remain licensed. Once a complaint is filed against your license, the board must review it. No matter who makes the complaint, it will be investigated. Some of the most common complaints are:
– Criminal activity
– Practicing without a license
– Working while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
– Not maintaining your records
– Prescription fraud
– Not supervising your staff
Anyone can file a complaint against you. If you have pled guilty to a criminal charge, it is up to you to report this to the board. It is possible to provide a defense to many of these complaints, but you will need a skilled attorney to represent you.
How does the investigation process work?
Once a complaint is filed against you, the board must investigate. You will be notified that a case is opened, but you might not know who filed the complaint. It is up to the board to give you this information. An investigator will then be assigned to your case. They will thoroughly investigate the allegation and present their findings to the board. The investigator might ask you questions, and it’s important to comply with the investigation. However, anything that you say to the investigator could be used against you in your case.
After the board has all their evidence, they will make their decision. They could decide on disciplinary action, or they might throw the case out. Having a lawyer through this process is invaluable. Your legal counsel will protect your rights and advise you. Just because an investigator asks you a question, doesn’t mean you have to answer it. Your professional license defense lawyer will represent you and let you know the information you need to share.
Once the board makes a decision, is that it?
No. You can appeal the decision. We can represent you from your initial investigation to your appeal. If you have criminal charges, we can help you handle those as well. You don’t have to feel alone in your case.
Hire an experienced professional license defense lawyer today
Handling your case on your own could be one of the biggest mistakes of your career. We want to represent you and help you fight for your license. When your entire career is at stake, you need to hire a professional. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
We look forward to discussing the details of your case.