There are laws against practicing veterinary medicine without a license that may be enforced on occasion*. What is the Practice of Veterinary Medicine?
In this document I discuss the different pitfalls of helping people with their sick fish. Sometimes people will ask you to help them with their Koi and pond fish and you need to know where it gets “sticky”.
If you render a diagnosis or prescribe a treatment for someone’s animal (not your own) without a Veterinary License, you can get in trouble.
*Fascinatingly: Not if you’re running a shot clinic. Those people are practically above the law. (I’m not kidding)
Authorities at the University of Georgia in Athens responded to an inquiry about the legality of petshop card-table vaccinators: ShotVet (shotvet.com / shotvet.net) clinicians practicing without a business or veterinary license in Georgia and they assessed: “It’s like speeding. It’s not all the time and it’s hard to enforce because they move around.”
And I’m thinking: “What an idiot. They put up signs weeks in advance. Most of these traveling vaccine carnivals are in the same feed store, NASCAR-collectible shop, and Autozone parking lot every week. It’s not enforcement difficulty, it’s enforcement laziness.
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