All My Children Wear Fur Coats had the opportunity today to speak once again to Scott Fine, founder of Joey’s Legacy.  Joey’s Legacy is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing pet parents with assistance when they and their animal companions have been the victim of veterinary malpractice.  

Scott is clear to point out that most veterinarians are passionate about their profession and about animals.  Most adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.  However, like all professions, there are some bad actors.  And, just like human medicine, when a loved family member is injured by the negligence of a medical practitioner, there is a need to seek compensation for that loss.   

Historically pets have and, in many jurisdictions, still are considered property.  That means the recovery for loss can be “replacement value.”  But how do you put a value on a relationship and a life that is literally priceless?  The laws are changing, but slowly.  Many pet parents understand they will never be compensated for the loss of their loved pet but want specifically to prevent another pet parent from suffering the same tragic loss.   

As part of the ongoing effort to bring Joey’s Legacy to the attention of pet parents, a new book is being released in December of 2020.  Scott had the opportunity to be introduced to best-selling author, JL Robb who agreed to bring this book to life.  The book is entitled, Joey’s Legacy – Seeking Truth and Integrity in Veterinary Medicine and will feature the stories of caregivers and their animal companions.   

Joey’s Legacy, the book is available now for pre-order at  After its release it will be available on Amazon and through other online booksellers in e-book, paperback and hard cover formats.  You can get a 10% discount if you order by November 15, 2020.   

Thank you to Scott Fine, JL Robb, the veterinary and attorney teams at Joey’s Legacy for all they do.  If you are a veterinarian or attorney who would like to join the team, please contact Scott fine through the Joey’s Legacy website.  If you are a pet parent, you can learn more by joining the FaceBook group.