Veterinary Practice Act

The California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act

  • Every licensee and registrant should have a copy of the Practice Act. It is the “Bible” of reference for anything you need or want to know.  The Practice Act is comprised of many regulation codes including: The Business and Professions Code; the CA Code of Regulations; Health & Safety Code; Penal Code; Code of Federal Regulations, and others.
  • There is a wealth of information and links to specific sections of the Practice Act on the VMB website under the “Laws/Regs” menu. http://www.VMB.CA.gov
  • The most frequently sought after regulations and guidance for practice reside in the: California Code of Regulations Minimum Standards; Premises; Recordkeeping; Records; VCPR; Anesthesia; Prescriptions; Animal Health Care Tasks Definitions; Duties of Supervision Veterinarian; Tasks for RVT; Tasks for Unregistered Assistants; Dental Operation; Musculoskeletal Manipulation; Euthanasia Training.

Find these via navigation starting at:

  1. TITLE 16.   PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL REGULATIONS
  2. DIVISION 20.   VETERINARY MEDICAL BOARD
  3. ARTICLE 4.  PRACTICE 2030. - 2039.
    http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=CCR-1000
  • To purchase a copy of the California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act:
    http://www.lexisnexis.com/store
    Search: California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act
    Cost for 2012 Edition is: $26.00 - includes CD-ROM (windows only)