O for “Pet” Sake and their Owners
Does anything surprise you, or leave you scratching your head. For California Pet Owners, owning a pet will get very expense, and jobs will disappear if this Senate Bill 697 Passes April 25, 2011.
In part I like my Veterinarian, she is kind, quiet and a wonderful resource for the large and small animals on the property. Many a time an animal has required a farm visit and with the outcome of having to commence with some type of post care procedures. That over the years have included daily injections of penicillin or crushing pills, flushing and dressing a wound. The materials and information provided by the veterinarian.
Your local feed store supplies general health preventions supplies, de-wormers for cats, dogs, horses. I know several goat and sheep farms in my community, they administer annual shots, when lambing seasoning arrives the young males are band and so are the tails. There is no sense in having your veterinarian come out to tend to a flock of sheep or goats, let alone a horse farm, or rescue program for animals at such a great expense.
Here is another “what are you kidding me, dog groomers”. Your dog needs a good bath and the toes nails get trimmed. Well, if this bill passes the groomers is out of business. That $25.00 doggy bath and clip with toes, will now cost you a Vet visit at around $50, plus the cost of toes nail trim. YUP!
Own a horse? or a rescue program for horses…. well a farrier trims and shoes hooves, the farrier is a graduate of a farrier school. The knowledge and information for corrective shoeing for a horse with hoof problem are very helpful. My farrier and veterinarian have worked together, in most cases: Vet does the x-rays in sever cases, and relies on the farrier to maintain the hoof. In all the Farrier because he visit with the horse about every 8 weeks will know if there a proplem.
Equine Dentist, yes your veterarian can float your horses teeth. However, how about a specialist?
I ask my readers to share this information and stop this bill from passing.
I for one do not agrees with this statement. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Section 4826 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read: 4826. A person practices veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry, and the various branches thereof, when he or she does any one of the following: (a) Advertises or represents himself or herself as engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, veterinary surgery, or veterinary dentistry in any of its branches. (b) Diagnoses or prescribes a drug, medicine, appliance, application, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease of animals. (c) Administers a drug, medicine, appliance, application, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure, or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease of animals, except where the medicine, appliance, application, or treatment is administered by a registered veterinary technician or an unregistered assistant at the direction of and under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian subject to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 4832) or where the drug, including, but not limited to, a drug that is a controlled substance, is administered by a registered veterinary technician or an unregistered assistant pursuant to Section 4836.1. However, no person, other than a licensed veterinarian, may induce anesthesia unless authorized by regulation of the board. (d) Performs a surgical or dental operation upon an animal. (e) Performs any manual procedure for the diagnosis of pregnancy, sterility, or infertility upon livestock or Equidae.
CURRENT BILL STATUS MEASURE : S.B. No. 697 AUTHOR(S) : Emmerson.
DEVELOPMENT HEARING DATE : 04/25/2011
So… on this note: Senator Emmerson did you ask the pet owner’s of California what they wanted? No, I did not receive a letter informationing me that I CAN NOT CHOOSE and THE IMPACT ON MY WALLET !!
So Here is Senator Emmerson Contact.Senator Bill Emmerson 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #360 Riverside, Ca. 92507 PHONE 951-680-6750 And State Capital Room 4082 Sacramento, Ca 95814 Phone is the same FAX YOUR LETER 916-651-4037 Send him a NO, and tell him you oppose SB 697. To Contact your Senator/Assembly http://www.legislature.ca.gov/ (On the right hand side of the website, type in your zip code, then search button.) The click on the name of each person. Send them an email, remember to click OPPOSE!! Here is my statement( SHORT AND TO THE POINT) to Wes Chesbro Assembly, ” SB 697 written by Emmerson, regarding Veterinary Medicine is a JOB KILLER, plus will over burden pet owners with extra cost to maintain their pets and animals. Please put a stop to this BILL 697.California can not loss more jobs and cost friendly pet/animal care. The social impact within the animal industry is already effected shelters, rescues, and animal care & control. Pet Owners need affordable care for their pets. The Hearing is Monday April 25th. Please stop this Bill from passing. Thank you.”
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