The Veterinary Defence Society (VDS) is a mutual insurance company run by experienced veterinary surgeons, which insures the vast majority of the practising veterinary profession against the effects of claims of negligence. 150 years old this year, the VDS ensures that cases are handled by veterinary colleagues experienced in claims management, defends reputations and finances against unjustified claims and offers compensation when appropriate. The VDS policy includes cover for negligence resulting in human injury, and provides legal representation at criminal and disciplinary hearings. Advice and guidance is also provided to members by telephone, through Newsletters and other helpful publications.
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