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Unlicensed Activity Program

CVMA’s Unlicensed Activity Department

This program concentrates on unlicensed activity in the following areas:

  • Dentistry (small and large animal),
  • Chiropractic, and
  • Vaccines/Legend Drugs

Education is the focus of the program. Stop and desist letters have been developed which explain the parameters of the practice of veterinary medicine. These letters are sent whenever a legitimate case of unlicensed activity is received. CVMA has also mailed letters to pet shops, groomers, boarding kennels, and feed stores throughout California. These letters encourage abiding by the Veterinary Practice Act and explain the consequences of not doing so. All of our activities in the Unlicensed Activity Department have been reviewed by an attorney.

The success of this program depends on the input of California veterinarians. Please direct all complaints to Valerie Fenstermaker, CVMA Executive Director. Complaints should be in writing and all pertinent back-up materials may be faxed or mailed to Valerie Fenstermaker at the CVMA office.

© 2017 California Veterinary Medical Association

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