Can I bring a malpractice lawsuit against a veterinarian?

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My 10 year old pet was operated on for a ruptured anal gland;10 days later he died due to the operation. After the operation the vet informed me that my pet had diabetes. I feel that the diabetes should have been treated before the operation. My pet had been very active swimming in our pool, playing catch with a tennis ball, and loved the beach. I miss my little buddy and I want to make this vet pay for his mistake.

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