Title 43, Chapter 50, Section 3
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Animal" means any animal other than man and includes fowl,
birds, fish, and reptiles, wild or domestic, living or dead.
(2) "Board" means the State Board of Veterinary Medicine.
(3) "Licensed veterinarian" means a person who is validly and
currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this state.
(4) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, limited
liability company, association, joint venture, cooperative, and
corporation or any other group or combination acting in concert;
and whether or not acting as a principal, trustee, fiduciary,
receiver, or as any other kind of legal or personal
representative, or as the successor in interest, assignee, agent,
factor, servant, employee, member, director, officer, or any other
representative of such person.
(5) To "practice 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 or administration
of any drug, medicine, biologic, apparatus, application,
anesthetic, or other therapeutic or diagnostic substance or
technique for testing for pregnancy, or for correcting sterility
or infertility, or to render advice or recommendations with
regard to any of the above;
(B)(i) To apply or use any instrument or device on any portion
of an animal's tooth, gum, or any related tissue for the
prevention, cure, or relief of any wound, fracture, injury,
disease, or other condition of an animal's tooth, gum, or
(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,
toothbrushes, or similar items to clean an animal's 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; and
(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 qualified to do any act described in
subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this paragraph, except where such
person is a veterinarian.
(6) "School of veterinary medicine" means any veterinary college
or division of a university or college that offers the degree of
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or its equivalent and that conforms
to the standards required for accreditation by the American
Veterinary Medical Association.
(7) "Veterinarian" means a person who has received a doctor's
degree in veterinary medicine from a school of veterinary
(8) "Veterinary medicine" includes veterinary surgery, obstetrics,
dentistry, and all other branches or specialties of veterinary