Department of Business and Professional Regulation Sweeps Miami for Unlicensed Veterinarians

March 3, 2010

MIAMI—Yesterday, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation completed an unlicensed veterinarian sweep at the Calder Casino & Race Course. Department investigators and inspectors had checked 22 licenses, conducted inspections of the veterinary trucks on-site and found 100 percent compliance with the state licensing and regulatory requirements.

“Ensuring that veterinarians meet state standards is integral to the protection of animals in the pari-mutuel industry,” said Interim Secretary Liem.

Investigators will also be checking Community Association Manager firm licenses to ensure the compliance with a law enacted in 2009 that requires CAM businesses to be licensed.

The Miami sweep was part of DBPR’s quarterly statewide unlicensed activity operation. This quarter, department investigators are focusing on low voltage electrical contracting based on tips Interim Secretary Liem received during “On the Road 2 Better Business, Part 2.” A Limited Energy Systems Specialty Contractor’s license is required to do low voltage electrical work, such as the installation of home theater and surround sound systems, wired computer networks, closed circuit televisions, electric locks and central vacuums.

The department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit

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