Health Care Law

This just in – Veterinary Medical Board posts physical citations of its licensees even though, by law, a citation is NOT discipline.

In the firm’s 16-year history, we have represented several hundred veterinarians. Most being the unfortunate recipients of a complaint which are all investigated and fully vetted by the Veterinary Medical Board (“Board”). Although we have a pretty stellar track record of convincing the Board to close its investigation, that, is Read more…

By rcostello, ago
Administrative Law

No Such Thing as an Unregistered Veterinary Technician

A couple years ago, we published blog post entitled, “Veterinary Medical Board Taboo: ‘Veterinary Technician.’” (https://simasgovlaw.com/media/blog/veterinary_technician/) In that, we discussed Business and Professions Code section 4893.5 which states: No person shall use the title “registered veterinary technician” or “veterinary technician,” or any other words, letters, or symbols, including, but not Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Doggy Dental

The practice of veterinary dentistry in California is governed by Section 4826 of the Business and Professions Code and Section 2037 of the California Code of Regulations. The laws are clear in stating that performing dentistry upon an animal is the practice of veterinary medicine and needs to be done Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Fines for Pet-Patient Harm to Increase

Late last year, we brought to your attention the Veterinary Medical Board’s effort to increase fines associated with any harm caused to animal patients – by both licensees and unlicensed persons. Well, that amendment passed with no noted objections, requests for clarification, or further amendments proposed during the statutory regulatory Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Clarification on Animal Rehabilitation

The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) has proposed a regulatory action to adopt a new section that they believe will better protect animal patients and California consumers.  The proposed regulation will allow licensed physical therapists and registered veterinarian technicians to perform animal rehabilitation under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Currently, Read more…

By justin, ago