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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

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r, wright

seems to me some one is looking for a scape goat, just saying!

An Outsider Looking In

Any citizen of this state wishing to file a complaint involving allegations against a person involving "Practicing Vet Medicine Without A License" may do so with the Ga. Secretary of State's Georgia Professional Licensing Boards division - by clicking on this link:

https://secure.sos.state.ga.us/myverification/SubmitComplaint.aspx

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(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;

(B)(i) To apply or use any instrument or device on any portion of an animals tooth gum or any related tissue for the prevention cure or relief of any wound fracture injury disease or other condition of an anima s tooth, gum, or related tissue.

(ii) To engage in preventive dental procedures on animals including, but not limited to, the removal of calculus, soft deposits, plaque, or stains or the smoothing, filing, or polishing of tooth surfaces.

(iii) Nothing in this subparagraph shall prohibit any person from utilizing cotton swabs, gauze dental floss dentifrice tooth brushes or similar items to clean an animals teeth;

(C) To represent, directly or indirectly, publicly or privately, an ability and willingness to
do any act described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this paragraph;

(D) To use any title, words, abbreviation, or letters in a manner or under circumstances
which induce the belief that the person using them is legally authorized or qualified to
perform an act included in this paragraph. Such use shall be evidence of the intention to
represent oneself as engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine;

(E) To apply principles of environmental sanitation, food inspection, environmental
pollution control, zoonotic disease control, and disaster medicine in the promotion and
protection of public health as it specifically relates to animals. This subparagraph shall
apply only to licensed veterinarians and not to other qualified individuals;

(F) To collect blood or other samples for the purpose of diagnosing diseases or related
conditions. This subparagraph shall not apply to unlicensed professionals employed by or
under contract with the United States Department of Agriculture or the Georgia Department of Agriculture who are engaged in their official duties; or

(G) To administer a rabies vaccination to any animal that the state requires to be
vaccinated.

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