Charts list animal care provider requirements

Published on November 15, 2011
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The AVMA has prepared charts to provide examples of educational and other requirements for veterinarians in comparison with requirements for nonveterinarian providers of animal care in select areas.

The first chart offers an overview of the education, training, certification, and regulatory oversight of veterinarians. The other charts give examples of requirements for nonveterinarian providers of equine dentistry, embryo transfer, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

The AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department compiled the charts as an informational resource but not as an exhaustive list.

The charts are available at by clicking on "Scope of practice issues" on the left side.