Entrusting unauthorized and unregulated providers of veterinary medicine endangers the health of your animal.
Someone who performs, offers to perform or implies that they may perform any act within the definition of veterinary medicine is engaging in unauthorized practice. It is considered unauthorized practice whether done for a fee or not (Veterinarians Act, Sections 1 and 46).
The Veterinarians Act prohibits people who are not veterinarians from falsely using the title veterinarian.
The Veterinarians Act does allow certain limited exceptions to the practice of veterinary medicine by non-veterinarians:
To file a complaint, contact the office in writing.
The CVBC will review the information and investigate. If the facts show that someone is engaged in the unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine, the CVBC will take the steps necessary to resolve the matter.
The CVBC has statutory authority to seek a court injunction.