New Amendment To Veterinary Medicine Statute

On March 6, 2013, at a Board of Veterinary Medicine meeting in Fort Lauderdale, a unanimous amendment was adopted by the Board to add to 61G18-15.0025 “an American Veterinary Medical Association Approved Method of Chemical method of euthanasia.” This means that all Mobile Veterinary units must maintain a Chemical Method of euthanasia. The following was the […]


Florida Veterinary Medicine

The following information was obtained from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website listed under Board of Veterinary Medicine.  This is just a fraction of the Florida Statutes listed under Disciplinary proceedings. “474.214 Disciplinary proceedings.— (1) The following acts shall constitute grounds for which the disciplinary actions in subsection (2) may be taken: (a) Attempting to […]


Florida Licensed Veterinarians Continuing Education

The following is from Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website under Board of Veterinary Medicine: “Important Information” and “Continuing Education Requirement”  “Licensed veterinarians shall complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of continuing professional education in veterinary medicine every biennium. Beginning on June 1, 2012, no less than one (1) hour of continuing […]


Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine

Definitions including the occupation codes and class codes in the State of Florida, where applicable VL – A “limited-service veterinary medical practice” means offering or providing veterinary services at any location that has a primary purpose other than that of providing veterinary medical service at a permanent or mobile establishment permitted by the board; providing […]


Licensed Veterinary Medicine in Florida

On Florida’s DBPR’s website they note that, Veterinary Medicine means diagnosing the medical condition of animals and prescribing, dispensing or administering drugs, medicine, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease thereof; performing any manual procedure for the diagnosis of or treatment for pregnancy […]


Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Miami-Dade Police Department Arrest Unlicensed Veterinarian

April 2, 2010   MIAMI—Yesterday,the Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigators, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Police Department Medical Crimes Unit, arrested Cheryl Kelly (Shaffer) for practicing veterinary medicine without a license at the Paradise Animal Center. DBPR investigators also issued a $2,500 citation for practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Based on a […]


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 […]