Regulation of the Day 82: Veterinarians

Did you know that the federal government is in the veterinary accreditation business? It’s true. Federal certification requires completion of veterinary school, state certification, plus an orientation course that covers:

(A) Federal animal health laws, regulations, and rules;
(B) Interstate movement requirements for animals;
(C) Import and export requirements for animals;
(D) USDA animal disease eradication and control programs;
(E) Laboratory support in confirming disease diagnoses;
(F) Ethical/Professional responsibilities of an accredited veterinarian; and,
(G) Animal health procedures, issues, and information resources relevant to the State in which the veterinarian wishes to perform accredited duties.