Examples of Unauthorized Practice
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).
- Offering to alleviate an animal's pain or condition.
- Offering to diagnose an animal disease.
- Cleaning an animal's teeth below the gum line.
- "Floating" of a horse's teeth.
The Veterinarians Act prohibits people who are not veterinarians from falsely using the title veterinarian.