What services require a State of Florida license?
Veterinary Medicine means diagnosing the medical condition of animals and prescribing, dispensing or administering drugs, medicine, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease thereof; performing any manual procedure for the diagnosis of or treatment for pregnancy or fertility or infertility of animals; or representing oneself by the use of a title, or undertaking, offering, or hold oneself out, as performing any of these functions. The term also includes the determination of the health, fitness, or soundness of an animal.
These items are offered as examples of services you do need to hire a person with a Florida license and services you do not need to hire a person with a Florida license. The list is not all inclusive. If you have specific questions, please contact the department at 850.487.1395 or review the rules for the profession at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/. You should also check with your county or city to learn whether or not a local business tax receipt or certificate of competency is required for services that do not require a state license. Please visit ourUnlicensed Activity page to learn more about how you can help us combat Unlicensed Activity.
Needs a License
Does not need a License
Treatment or diagnosis of an animal.
Treating the ills or injuries of animals you own.
Immunization or treatment of diseases of animals that are communicable (can be transferred) to humans.
Grooming or boarding unless performed at a veterinary clinic.
Farriery and manual hand floating of
teeth on equines (horses) if hired by an owner. Examples of farriering include equine hoof care, the trimming and balancing of a horse's hoof and the placing of shoes to the horse's foot.
Dispensing of drugs to animals.
All the highlighted above... Diana Peters does with dogs in her care. She has publically stated this. Dogs have been denied vet care, and have died in her care.
No creature should suffer a slow painful death. Its inhumane and abusive. Part of being a responsible rescue includes veterinary care for sick and injured animals.
Diana Peters does not hold a veterinary license in the state of Florida!