M-8, r. 4 - Code of ethics of veterinary surgeons

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12. Unless he has just and reasonable grounds, a veterinary surgeon may not cease to act on behalf of a client. The following in particular constitute just and reasonable grounds:
(1)  loss of the client’s trust;
(2)  the fact that the veterinary surgeon is in a situation of conflict of interest or in a situation such that his professional independence could be questioned;
(3)  inducement by the client to perform illegal, unfair or fraudulent acts;
(4)  being misled by the client or the client’s failure to cooperate;
(5)  the client refusing to pay the veterinary surgeon’s fees; and
(6)  being unable to communicate with the client or to obtain from him the elements considered necessary to continue providing professional services.
O.C. 1149-93, s. 12; O.C. 364-2008, s. 11.