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You will need to hire a different vet to do an autopsy and determine the cause of death before you can know what steps to take next. It could be the doctor's fault, it could be because of the attack, or it could be something else entirely (ex. an undiagnosed heart condition).
Once you know what caused the death and have a report from your expert then you will know which direction to go.
In a case like this, just as in a human medical malpractice case, the burden of proof would be on you to prove an action or omission of the vet caused the death and you need expert testimony to prove your case.
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your pet. Unfortunately, an autopsy is the only way to get the proof you're going to need in this case. If it was just a complaint about cae then you could have an expert examine the records but when it involves the death then an autopsy is the only way to get the information.