A couple claim their dog has been left blind in one eye after a “botched” operation by a vet.
Elizabeth McKelvie, 47, from Menzieshill, claims that her seven-year-old French bulldog Louis can no longer see out of his right eye following surgery which should have been carried out on his left eye.
She said that she and her partner Scott Robertson, from Barry Downs, were horrified when he partially lost his sight following the procedure.
Elizabeth said: “Louis had been receiving treatment from a vet at Wallace Veterinary Centre in Broughty Ferry for an ulcer in his left eye. We thought he was progressing pretty well and our vet said he thought the eye was getting better.
“When we went for a check-up, however, another vet decided that the eye wasn’t healing and that Louis would need an operation.
“We agreed and Louis was taken to the practice’s premises in Carnoustie for the operation in April.
“We couldn’t believe it when we discovered afterwards that the vet had operated on the wrong eye.
“When we complained, the vet maintained that we had given permission for the operation to go ahead on the right eye.
“That was definitely not the case — Louis went in for what we believed was an operation on his left eye.
“The vet is claiming that when Louis was under anaesthetic he decided that the left eye didn’t need operated on but there was an ulcer in his right eye which did need an operation.
“He went ahead and carried out the operation. We had definitely not been told this was needed. To our mind, this is a completely botched operation carried out on the wrong eye.”
Elizabeth claims that after the surgery, Louis’s eye ruptured and he has been left blind in his right eye.
And she added that they have been left £1,500 out of pocket.
She said: “Ironically, his left eye is now fine. We are very angry and upset.
“Louis was insured but because of how the insurance works, although he was covered for one eye the insurance does not cover the other eye. We would like the vets in question to reimburse us for the cost of the operation.”
A spokesman for Wallace Veterinary Centre declined to comment on the claims because of client confidentiality.