Section 34-29-61 Definitions. For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have
the following meanings ascribed by this section: (1) ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE.
Any veterinary college or division of a university or college that offers the degree of doctor
of veterinary medicine or its equivalent and is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical
Association (AVMA). (2) ANIMAL. Any animal or mammal other than man, including birds, fish,
reptiles, wild or domestic, living or dead. (3) APPLICANT. A person who files an application
to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine or licensed as a veterinary technician. (4)
BOARD. Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. (5) CONSULTING VETERINARIAN. A
veterinarian licensed in another state who gives advice or demonstrates techniques to a licensed
Alabama veterinarian or group of licensed Alabama veterinarians. A consulting veterinarian
shall not utilize this privilege to circumvent the law. (6) DIRECT...
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Section 34-29-94 Veterinary technician licensing requirements; authorized acts; unlicensed
assistants; emergency care; suspension, revocation of license; continuing education. (a) In
order to obtain a license as a veterinary technician, the applicant shall do all of the following:
(1) Submit a complete notarized application on a form prescribed by the board setting forth
that the applicant meets all of the following qualifications: a. At least 18 years of age.
b. Of good character. c. Has attained a competent school education and has received a diploma
in veterinary technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited school,
or other school of veterinary technology approved by the board. (2) Submit an application
accompanied by an authenticated copy of the college transcript of the applicant signed by
the dean or the registrar of the school, college, or university. (3) Submit an application
accompanied by a photograph of reasonable likeness of the applicant taken...
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Section 34-29-76 License required - Certain acts prohibited. No person shall practice veterinary
medicine or veterinary technology unless the person holds an active license to practice veterinary
medicine or veterinary technology in the State of Alabama and in addition: (1) No person shall
use the name or title of licensed veterinarian when the person has not been licensed pursuant
to this article. (2) No person shall use the name or title of a licensed veterinary technician
when the person has not been licensed pursuant to this article. (3) No person shall present
as his or her own the license of another. (4) No person shall give false or forged information
to the board or a member thereof for the purpose of obtaining a license. (5) No person shall
use or attempt to use a veterinarian's license which has been suspended or revoked. (6) No
person shall knowingly employ unlicensed persons in the practice of veterinary medicine. (7)
No person shall knowingly conceal information relative...
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Section 34-29-72 Application; qualifications; faculty license. (a) Any person desiring a license
to practice veterinary medicine in this state shall make written application in the English
language to the board. The application shall show that the applicant is at least 21 years
old, is a graduate of an accredited veterinary school, is a citizen of the United States or,
if not a citizen of the United States, is legally present in the United States with appropriate
documentation from the federal government, and any other information and proof as the board
may require pursuant to the administrative code of the board. The application shall be accompanied
by application and examination fees in the amounts established and published by the board.
(b) Graduates of veterinary medical programs not accredited by the AVMA shall furnish satisfactory
proof of an Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinarian Graduates (ECFVG) certificate
or its equivalent provided by the American Veterinary Medical...
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Section 34-29-79 Administrative hearing procedures. (a) When the board, by its official actions,
acts or proposes to act in a manner which will affect the rights, duties, or privileges of
the issuance of a license to an applicant or the license of a veterinarian, veterinary technician,
or other individual, those persons shall have a right to an administrative hearing. When the
board proposes to act in such manner, it shall give to the person or persons notice of their
right to a hearing by certified mail to the person at his or her last known address, a notice
of the proposed action, notice of a right to a hearing, and the time and place for a hearing,
as provided in subsection (b). If the person or persons fail to appear at the time set for
the hearing, the hearing may be conducted in absentia. (b) A hearing shall be held no sooner
than 20 days after written notice to the licensed veterinarian, veterinary technician, or
other individual of the administrative charges against him or...
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Section 34-23-1 Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases
shall have the following meanings: (1) ASSOCIATION. The Alabama Pharmacy Association. (2)
BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT. Has the same meaning as the term as defined in 42 U.S.C. §262. (3) BOARD
or STATE BOARD. The Alabama State Board of Pharmacy. (4) CHEMICAL. Any substance of a medicinal
nature, whether simple or compound, obtained through the process of the science and art of
chemistry, whether of organic or inorganic origin. (5) DISPENSE. To sell, distribute, administer,
leave with, give away, dispose of, deliver, or supply a drug or medicine to the ultimate user
or his or her agent. (6) DRUGS. All medicinal substances, preparations, and devices recognized
by the United States Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary, or any revision thereof, and all
substances and preparations intended for external and internal use in the cure, diagnosis,
mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or animal...
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Section 3-6A-4 Sworn statement; dangerous dog investigation; hearing; procedures. (a)(1) When
a person claims that a dog is dangerous, the person shall make a sworn statement before a
city magistrate or sheriff setting forth the name of the dog owner, if known, the location
where the dog is being kept in the city or county, and the reason he or she believes the dog
to be dangerous. (2) The sworn statement shall be delivered to an animal control officer who
shall complete a dangerous dog investigation.When the sworn statement claims that a dog has
caused serious physical injury or death to a person, the duties of the animal control officer,
including but not limited to the dangerous dog investigation, shall be carried out by a law
enforcement officer. (b) An animal control officer may initiate a dangerous dog investigation
in cases where a complaint has been made pursuant to subsection (a) and a person has been
bitten, received physical injury or serious physical injury, or has died....
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Section 34-29-77 License required - Certain acts not prohibited. No person shall practice veterinary
medicine or veterinary technology in the State of Alabama who is not a currently and validly
licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician or the holder of a temporary permit
issued by the board. This article shall not be construed to prohibit any of the following:
(1) A student in a school or college of veterinary medicine from the performance of duties
assigned by his or her instructor or from working as a veterinary student preceptee under
direct or indirect supervision of a licensed veterinarian. (2) A student in a school or college
of veterinary technology accredited by the AVMA from the performance of duties assigned by
his or her instructor or from working as a veterinary technician student under direct or indirect
supervision of a licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician. (3) Any doctor of
veterinary medicine in the employ of a state or federal agency...
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Section 35-11-390 Lien declared. Every veterinarian duly licensed to practice veterinary medicine
and surgery in the state of Alabama who holds a certificate of qualification as provided by
chapter 29 of Title 34 shall have a lien on every animal kept, fed, treated or surgically
treated or operated on by him while in his custody and under contract with the owner of such
animal, for payment of his charges for keeping, feeding, treating or surgically treating or
operating on such animal, and he shall have the right to retain such animal until said charges
are paid. (Acts 1961, No. 718, p. 1026, §1.)...
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Section 34-29-87 Partnership or employment in practice of veterinary medicine not to be for
nonlicensed persons; exceptions. (a) Whenever the practice of veterinary medicine is carried
on by a partnership, all partners shall be either licensed or holders of temporary licenses
to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Alabama. (b) It shall be unlawful for any
licensed veterinarian to practice veterinary medicine as an employee of any person or other
entity not engaged primarily in the practice of veterinary medicine or for any person that
is the owner or owners of an active veterinary practice to be other than a veterinarian or
veterinarians duly licensed in the State of Alabama. (c) The following shall be exempt from
this section: (1) A veterinarian employed by a person treating his or her employer's animals.
(2) A veterinarian employed by an official agency of the federal or state government or any
subdivision thereof. (3) A veterinarian employed by any licensed research...
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