21 Feb Illegal Practice of Veterinary Medicine
PVMA has received many reports of bovine technicians engaging in the practice of veterinary medicine without a license, specifically performing ultrasounds and issuing diagnoses. In the past, the state of Pennsylvania fined three individuals and ordered them to cease and desist their activities. We have received reports that some of these individuals have not stopped and flagrantly promote their use of ultrasounds on Facebook. We have filed a complaint with the Department of State, Professional Compliance Office. We encourage all PVMA Members who have knowledge of these activities to also file complaints. A complaint form and copies of the cease and desist orders are available for download below. Please reference the docket and case numbers in your complaint. The docket and case number are located on each cease and desist order. After filing a complaint, please email Membership@PaVMA.org and let us know so we can keep track of our members who have joined us in making the state aware of this problem.