Winnipeg Veterinarian Clears Complaint of Misdiagnosis and High Fees

Winnipeg veterinarian Wenchao Zheng, previously sanctioned eleven times, successfully defended against a complaint alleging a misdiagnosis and excessive fee estimate. The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association committee ruled that Zheng accurately diagnosed the dog with parvovirus and supported most aspects of his treatment plan. The complainant, David Strickland, who brought forward his complaint in September 2023, sought a second opinion after being quoted $2,000 for treatment, leading to a $275 alternative diagnosis. The committee acknowledged initial parvovirus confirmation and the efficacy of Zheng's treatment. Zheng, discussing the impact on his practice, highlighted the complexity of parvovirus diagnosis and emphasized clients' freedom to choose veterinary services based on preference.