California recently updated it’s website providing answers to “Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR)” pursuant to California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 16, Sections 2032.1, 2032.15, and 2032.25.
Continue Reading Who can perform laboratory tests on an owned animal in California when no veterinarian-client-patient relationship exists?

S4168, a bill introduced in the NJ Senate, would require licensure for veterinary technicians.  New Jersey has not required licensure of veterinary technicians or other veterinary assistants, and the New
Continue Reading Concerns about NJ’s proposed legislation requiring licensure of veterinary technicians in the face of a veterinary workplace crisis

FDA recently published Guidance #263 titled, “Recommendations for Sponsors of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs Approved for Use in Animals to Voluntarily Bring Under Veterinary Oversight All Products That Continue to
Continue Reading FDA issues guidance recommending that animal-approved over-the-counter medically important antimicrobial drugs are required to be overseen by veterinarians before sale and use.

As a veterinarian, if a pet-owner comes to you with questions or concerns about the safety of hemp or CBD infused pet products, are you prepared to navigate the conversation?
Continue Reading Veterinary Medicine, Pet Products and Cannabis

A clearly misguided bill, S3402, was recently introduced in the New Jersey Senate that would prohibit veterinarians from euthanasia of animals suffering fatal disease or injuries for seven days
Continue Reading New Jersey Senate Bill No. 3402 would prohibit veterinarians from euthanasia of animals suffering fatal disease or injuries for seven days.

The California Veterinary Medical Board (Board) will meet by teleconference at 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 28, 2021 to discuss, amongst other agenda items, a “Presentation and Discussion on Access
Continue Reading California Veterinary Board to discuss lack of access to veterinary care in California

This case, based on an investigation by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (“TBVME”) into Dr. Hines’ digital provision of veterinary medicine, without the required initiation of a
Continue Reading Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Round Two: Ronald S. Hines, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

A317, a bill that would require annual inspection of animal or veterinary facilities as defined in Section 1 pf P.L. 1983, c. 98, has been re-introduced in the State Assembly.
Continue Reading Another proposed bill in New Jersey that is unnecessary and will increase the cost of veterinary medicine for animal owners.