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Veterinarian lacked discretion to stint on required doses of rabies vaccine

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A doctor who injected smaller amounts of rabies vaccine than required by law did not have discretion to determine the correct doses, the Court of Appeals of Connecticut ruled in a May 18 decision, upholding discipline imposed by the state's veterinary board on.

In 2014, the state's Department of Public Health filed disciplinary charges against veterinarian John Robb, accusing him of cutting corners in the administration of rabies vaccines, issuing half doses, and saving half-used doses to be used in other animals, all without consent of the pets' owners.

After a hearing, the board found that Robb . . .

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