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Received email from, Gabriel M. Gilman, General Counsel, State of Vermont Office of Professional Regulation. In response to the written question, Is it legal in the state of Vermont for a Chiropractor to treat animals, "No, unless at the direction and as a delegate of a veterinarian with a veterinarian-client-patient relationship with the subject animal, in which case nothing about the chiropractic license is legally relevant to what the delegate can do by comparison to any other non-veterinarian." I know... legalese. You must do your own due diligence on this one.
S. Lauren Hibbert Director
Veterinary Medical Board and Chiropractic Board
89 Main St, 3rd Floor
Montpelier VT 05620-3402
802-828-2373 and 802-828-2390
Email: Wood, Jennie <email@example.com> Case Manager, Discipline & Compliance, Virginia Board of Medicine, "The Virginia Board of Medicine's statutory definition of the practice of chiropractic limits the chiropractor to the treatment of human beings. The Board of Medicine has jurisdiction over the treatment of human beings. The treatment of animals is regulated by the Board of Veterinary Medicine."
Talked with Leslie Knachel, Executive Director, Virginia Veterinary Board(804-597-4130) Would not formally answer the question as to whether Chiropractors could treat animals in Virginia but referred to the following:
• Laws Governing Veterinary Medicine
• Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine - 9-20-2018
Jennie F. Wood
Case Manager, Discipline & Compliance
Virginia Board of Medicine
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233
Virginia Veterinary Board
Phone: (804) 597-4133
Fax: (804) 527-4471
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Loralei M Walker, (DOH) <Loralei.Walker@doh.wa.gov> Program Manager, Veterinary Board of Governors and Board of Optometry, Office of Health Professions, Health Systems Quality Assurance, Washington State Department of Health stated in a phone call, "No, it is not legal for a non-vet to perform chiro on animals."
360-236-4947 | www.doh.wa.gov
Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd. S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia Regulations
Email from : Barbara Johnson <email@example.com>Exectutive Director,West Virginia Board of Chiropractic "WV Code 30-16, the Chiropractic Practice Act, and WV Code 30-10, the Veterinary Practice Act, and with the assistance of the Attorney General’s Office, the WV Board of Chiropractic has determined that the practice of Chiropractic is limited to the human body. Therefore, the adjustment of animals by a chiropractor is not permitted under WV statutes, with or without certification. The practice of adjusting animals, whether for a fee or not, is not permitted. The practice of adjusting animals under the auspices of a veterinarian, whether they do the billing for this procedure or not, is not permitted."
Barbara L. Johnson, Executive Director
West Virginia Board of Chiropractic
415 ½ D Street, Suite B (physical address)
P. O. Box 8532 (mailing address)
South Charleston, WV 25303
Talked with Melissa Mace, Veterinary Examining Board, Executive Director. She stated the following: "Currently any chiropracty (sic) or treatment of conditions or diagnosis or any items such as that is considered the practice of veterinary medicine and would be illegal for anyone else but a veterinarian to do it or a licensed CVT. To do it under their direct supervision. We do currently have a rule making its way through our process that would allow for a vet to refer a client or patient to a licensed practitioner in another professional area such as chiropracty (sic) which would take them out of the veterinarian’s and put them into a direct relationship with the chiropractor. Until that rule is finalized, though, it is considered the practice of veterinary medicine and even after that rule is finalized, an individual who receives a referral will have to be licensed by their appropriate board. I am not sure that the Board of Chiropracty (sic) at this time licenses animal practitioners. "
Veterinary Examining Board
PO Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Talked with JoAnn Reid, Executive Director Wyoming Veterinary Board, she stated: "Practice of Veterinary Medicine encompasses chiropractic. Nothing in chiropractic rules that prohibits them from practicing on animals. But it does say in their statute that they will practice on humans. If a chiropractor is “employed by” the vet, this is covered in the vet rules, 'Unlicensed employee' of the vet – is meant as an actual employee."
However searching in both the Chiropractic Practice rules and regulations linked below their is no mention of treating animals. In the Veterinary Practice rules and regulations linked below their is no mention of chiropractic or manipulation of animals.
Subsequently received an email back from: Jason Brock <firstname.lastname@example.org> Licensing Specialist for an number of boards including the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and he delineated in writing:
Per the practice act:
"Chiropractic is the system of specific adjustment or manipulation of the joints and tissues of the body and the treatment of the human body..." (emphasis his)
Chiropractic Practice: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fZLvE54nhnFRma_BTvD4gZK0FiZte1I4/view
Veterinary Practice: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0o6dUJf0fqZMWJPMEw0N0N1UVU/view
Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine
2001 Capitol Ave, Room 105
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Same Address as above
Jason Brock email: email@example.com. Phone: (307) 777-7387
EmilyCronbaugh email; Emily.Cronbaugh@wyo.gov. Phone: (307) 777-6529