2016 Hawaii Revised Statutes
471. Veterinary Medicine
471-2 License required.

HI Rev Stat § 471-2 (2016) What's This?

§471-2 License required. No person shall practice veterinary medicine, either gratuitously or for pay, or shall offer to so practice, or shall announce or advertise, publicly or privately, as prepared or qualified to so practice, or shall append the letters "Dr." or affix any other letters to the person's name with the intent thereby to imply that the person is a practitioner of veterinary medicine, without having a valid unrevoked license obtained from the board of veterinary examiners; provided that nothing in this chapter prevents or prohibits the following:

(1) Any person from gratuitously treating animals in case of emergency;

(2) The owner of any animal or animals and the owner's full-time, regular employees from caring for and treating any animals belonging to the owner;

(3) Any student enrolled in any veterinary school or college or any employee of a veterinarian from working under the direct supervision of a veterinarian;

(4) Any person from practicing veterinary medicine in the employ of the United States government while engaged in the performance of the person's official duties;

(5) Any person licensed to practice veterinary medicine in any state, or any certified scientist or professional in animal care, from practicing in this State when in actual consultation with or under the sponsorship of veterinarians of this State; provided that the person licensed from another state, or the certified scientist or professional in animal care, shall not open an office, or appoint a place to meet patients, or receive calls within the limits of the State;

(6) Any farmer from giving to another farmer the assistance customarily given in the ordinary practice of animal husbandry; or

(7) Any applicant who meets the licensing requirements of practicing veterinary medicine under a veterinarian by permit; provided the applicant applies for and takes the first examination scheduled by the board. A permit shall not be renewed. [L 1949, c 280, pt of §1; RL 1955, §73-2; HRS §471-2; am L 1984, c 44, §1; am L 1987, c 63, §2]

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