2006 Code of Virginia § 3.1-796.97:1 - Rabies inoculation of dogs and domesticated cats; availability of certificate

3.1-796.97:1. Rabies inoculation of dogs and domesticated cats;availability of certificate.

The owner or custodian of all dogs and domesticated cats four months of ageand older shall have them currently vaccinated for rabies by a licensedveterinarian or licensed veterinary technician who is under the immediate anddirect supervision of a licensed veterinarian on the premises. Thesupervising veterinarian on the premises shall provide the owner of the dogor the custodian of the domesticated cat with a certificate of vaccination.The owner of the dog or the custodian of the domesticated cat shall furnishwithin a reasonable period of time, upon the request of an animal controlofficer, humane investigator, law-enforcement officer, State Veterinarian'srepresentative, or official of the Department of Health, the certificate ofvaccination for such dog or cat. The vaccine used shall be licensed by theUnited States Department of Agriculture for use in that species.

(1988, c. 538; 1992, c. 294; 1994, c. 636; 1996, c. 351; 1998, c. 817.)

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