To All Interested in Their Animal’s Care and Freedom of Chiropractors, Dentists, Massage Therapists to work on our animals:
Please read the attached. The Veterinarians are starting their push again to take control of alternative/supportive animal therapies. Please write a response. It is possible that they will try to push legislation again in NJ. If so, I’ll pull out my files and get a representative to promote our side of a Free Market of Services and Owners’ Control of how we spend our money to care for our animals “that we own.” This latter part is very important as animals are our property. If that ever changes, you can forget having control over their care! Write with any questions! This is a national effort by the AMVA.
A new model act is being written based on the existing 2003 model. They are asking for public input until Feb. 14th 2011.
The 2003 model defines ALL methods and modes of relieving pain and preventing disease as being veterinary medicine (with a few exceptions … such as horseshoeing).
You may read and comment on changes to the 2003 model here: http://www.avma.org/issues/policy/mvpa.asp
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I felt this was important to fwd to all of you…