California Vet Board Power Grab Removes Owners’ Rights and Options for Animal Care
This week on a brand new Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher is on the line with author and animal communicator Marta Williams and Veterinarian Sue Chan. Discussing the hot topic of the California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB) imposing increasingly strict regulations on how they define veterinary medicine and who can work on animals, several years ago, the board made it illegal for acupuncturists, chiropractors and equine dentists to work on animals without direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Those that continue to provide services face fines into thousands of dollars and legal action. Recently the CVMB proposed to do the same with animal massage and physical rehabilitation with the rationale that animal owners need to be protected from incompetent service providers who are not overseen by the CVMB. However, even veterinarians will acknowledge that this is an attempt to eliminate competition for economic reasons. Tune in for this important show and click here to learn more!