Note: At the CVMB public hearing in Oct, the lawyer for the CVMB said that they are considering designating anything that helps an animal with a problem as animal rehabilitation and therefore something the CVMB may designate by regulation as only legal when done by a veterinarian or a registered vet tech or licensed physical therapist under the direct supervision of a vet.
AVMA: American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA: California Veterinary Medical Association
CVMB: California Veterinary Medical Board
Upcoming Meetings of the California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB)
The CVMB is meeting on April 20 and 21, 2016 . At the meeting the CVMB will be covering the discussion and potential approval of the Sunset Review Background paper and Joint Legislative Committee recommendations. Included will be discussion about the composition of a recommended task force to examine goals for regulating the practice of Animal Rehabilitation (per VMB Agenda, Item 7.D).
On April 19, 2016 the Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee will meet to make recommendations to the CVMB
Links to MDC/VMB meeting and webcast:
04/19 – MDC:
04/20-21 – VMB:
CVMA’s postings about “Illegal practice of veterinary medicine”:
- Scope of Practice: Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CVMA and other practice act exemptions)