Other lawsuits against Donald H. Deforge, VMD (per response from Donald H. Deforge, VMD – Interrogatory, signed 6/26/12 and public record).

  • Marjorie and Barry Shapiro v. Donald H. Deforge & New York Veterinary Specialty Center, PLLC – 2010 District Court, County of Suffolk, Suffolk County District Court, Huntington, NY.  Negligence case.
  • Papineau et al v. Donald H. Deforge, VMD, LLC – 2004 Meriden, CT small claims court, SCA7-181198, 9/9/04.
  • Bragg et al v. Deforge et al – Milford/Ansonia Small Claims Court, Connecticut, Docket # SCC-301575, Filed 1/5/10. Negligence case.

Radio Interviews

November 23, 2013 – Conscious Lifestyles Radio



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Need to report a veterinarian in Connecticut?

You may use this form to file your complaint CT Veterinary State Statues can be found here and here

Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section

Connecticut Department of Public Health 410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 INV Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Phone:  (860) 509-7552

Toll Free:  (800) 842-0038

Fax:  (860) 509-7535


Disclaimer: “Lisa Taylor-Austin believes there was merit to her claims that Dr. Deforge negligently cared for her cat, Simba, and that he misrepresented whether he was a Board-certified dental specialist.  Dr. Deforge denies these claims and asserts that the Department of Public Health’s veterinary board cleared him of any wrong doing. However, Dr Deforge agreed to pay $7,500.00 to compensate Ms. Taylor-Austin because he believed the risks inherent in any lawsuit and the cost of missing two weeks from his practice made it imprudent to go to trial.”

Note: My guardian’s costs for my medical care and all legal avenues exceeded $20,000.

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