Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act Becomes Law
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Posted by: Linda Tynan
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that makes it legal for veterinarians to provide the care necessary to horses away from their licensed place of practice and across state lines.
In an advisory, the American Horse Council said previous to the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, signed into law Aug. 1, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) believed that veterinarians were in violation of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) "and prohibited them from transporting, administering or dispensing any controlled substances which are necessary for the veterinarian when attempting to care for the safety and well-being of the horse beyond their licensed locations."