I could be wrong. But when I read the post under 'introductions' and here I interpreted it to mean that's what the insurance company said the dog was worth. I didn't see where jeffs-princess stated anywhere what they actually purchased her for. The surgery was still a mistake, nonetheless, and shouldn't have happened based on what I read. In my opinion that is the issue at hand; mal practice.
The Hypocratic Oath which all doctors and vets take states: 'First do no harm'. A dog doesn't go in for a rectification for a botched ear job and come out of surgery steril. I'm just calling this the way I personally see it. The ears are no where near the area of a spaying. How incomptent can a vet be to do this?? They wouldn't want me on the jury for this one if it goes to court.
Without knowing the clinic and what happened - it could have been just an accident - maybe the wrong chart was pulled - kennel help brought the wong dog? I have no idea I've never worked for a vet so I don't know how that works.
Not saying it's OK or right - if it were my dog I'd be really pissed especially since she is already spayed that she went through major surgery by mistake