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Friday, 22 July 2011

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An Outsider Looking In

A non licensed person neutering a live animal in a county funded animal control facility?


That would be Practicing Vet Medicine Without A License - a misdemeanor. And there are Workman's Compensation forms that substantiate this incident?

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Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 43-50-45, any person who practices veterinary medicine without a valid license in violation of this article is guilty of the misdemeanor offense of practicing veterinary medicine without a license and, upon conviction thereof, must be punished as provided in this Code section. However, each act of such unlawful practice constitutes a distinct and separate offense.

O.C.G.A. § 43-50-45 provides that upon being convicted a first time under this Code section, such person must be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 for each offense. Upon being convicted a second or subsequent time under this Code section, such person must be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 for each offense, imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or both such fine and imprisonment.

O.C.G.A. § 43-50-45 provides that the board or any citizen of Georgia may bring an action to enjoin any person from practicing veterinary medicine without a valid license. If the court finds that the person is violating, or is threatening to violate, this article, it enters an injunction restraining him or her from such unlawful acts.
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Note: ".......or any citizen of Georgia may bring an action to enjoin any person from practicing veterinary medicine without a valid license....."

Susan Leavens

The fact is there were two pot belly pigs, Amanda had gotten hurt while holfing the first one, the second one was held by a volunteer... and they say this stuff never happened.
Susan Leavens

An Outsider Looking In


While I'm not an attorney, the way the law reads, according to the Ga. Veterinarian Practice Act, the neutering of a live animal would be considered a "veterinary surgery" - which is required to be performed only by a licensed Veterinarian.


http://sos.georgia.gov/acrobat/PLB/laws/07_Veterinary_43-50.pdf

(11) ‘Practice veterinary medicine’ or the 'practice of veterinary medicine' means:
(A) To diagnose, treat, correct, change, relieve, or prevent animal disease, deformity, defect, injury, or other physical or mental conditions, including the prescription, administration, or dispensing of any prescription drug, medicine, biologic, apparatus, application, anesthetic, or other therapeutic or diagnostic substance or technique on, for, or to any animal, including but not limited to acupuncture, animal dentistry, manual or mechanical adjustment procedures, physical therapy, surgery, diagnostic veterinary pathology, any manual, mechanical, biological, or chemical procedure used for pregnancy testing or for correcting sterility or infertility, or to render advice or recommendations with regard to any of the above; but not including such administration or dispensing pursuant to prescription or direction of a licensed veterinarian;

Susan Leavens

There are employees there that have gotten verbal warning for advising adopters over the phone a diagnosis of gerardia and the animal would test posative to parvo aka acting like a veternarian... The verbal warning came from the person who casterated the hogs.

Susan Leavens

Outsider Looking In,
Joe Prichard verified the hog was neutered by Linda but he didn't believe it was inhumane, I guess he can make his own laws as he goes, Linda’s verbal warning was not given until after GDA contacted him, so he justified it until he was called on it by GDA. Certainly the castration of any animal by an employee would be wrong since the county has a paid veterinarian on staff.
Susan Leavens

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