Veterinary Bills

The owner of an injured dog usually is entitled to recover at least the cost of veterinary services, against the person who inflicted the injury, or the owner of the dog that inflicted the injury. (Roos v. Loeser (1919) 41 Cal.App. 783.) However, some courts have held that the dog’s owner ordinarily is permitted to recover no more than the dog’s market value. Furthermore, the killing or injuring of a dog may result in no legal liability under certain circumstances; see Self-defense when a dog attacks a person and Defending dogs and other animals. To obtain the legal forms necessary to recover veterinary bills, get When a Dog Is Injured Or Killed.