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CVMA Policies on Animals – General

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CVMA Policy on Local Ordinances

The California Veterinary Medical Association supports the opinion by the Department of Consumer Affairs regarding local ordinances. The opinion states that bans imposed by local ordinances are preempted by the state’s licensing law regulating the practice of veterinary medicine. Such ordinances cause confusion to the animal owning public and veterinarians and circumvent the regulatory process already in place in the state of California.