VE 7.02(1)(a) (a) Diagnosis and prognosis of animal diseases and conditions.
VE 7.02(1)(b) (b) Prescribing of drugs, medicines, treatments and appliances.
VE 7.02(1)(c) (c) Performing surgery.
VE 7.02(2) (2)Except as provided under s. 95.21 (2), Stats., veterinarians may delegate to veterinary students the provision of veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian when the veterinarian is personally present on the premises where the services are provided.
VE 7.02(3) (3)Except as provided under s. 95.21 (2), Stats., veterinarians may delegate to certified veterinary technicians the provision of the following veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian:
VE 7.02(3)(a) (a) Nonsurgical veterinary treatment of animal diseases and conditions, including administration of vaccines, including rabies vaccines.
VE 7.02(3)(b) (b) Observations and findings related to animal diseases and conditions to be utilized by a veterinarian in establishing a diagnosis or prognosis, including routine radiographs, nonsurgical specimen collection, drawing of blood for diagnostic purposes, and laboratory testing procedures.
VE 7.02(3)(c) (c) Administration of sedatives and presurgical medications.
VE 7.02(3)(e) (e) Nutritional evaluation and counseling.
VE 7.02(3)(f) (f) Except to certified veterinary technicians who are also licensed professionals governed by the provisions in s. VE 7.025, the provision of any complementary, alternative, or integrative therapy, as defined in s. VE 1.02 (3m).
VE 7.02(4) (4)Veterinarians may delegate to certified veterinary technicians the provision of the following veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian when the veterinarian is personally present on the premises where the services are provided:
VE 7.02(4)(a) (a) Administration of local or general anesthesia, including induction and monitoring.
VE 7.02(4)(b) (b) Performing diagnostic radiographic contrast studies.
VE 7.02(4)(c) (c) Dental prophylaxis and simple extractions that require minor manipulation and minimal elevation.
VE 7.02(4)(d) (d) Sample collection via a cystocentesis procedure.
VE 7.02(4)(e) (e) Placement of intravenous and arterial catheters.
VE 7.02(4)(f) (f) Suturing of tubes and catheters.
VE 7.02(4)(g) (g) Fine needle aspirate of a mass.
VE 7.02(4)(h) (h) Performing amniocentesis, embryo collection and transfer, follicular aspiration, and transvaginal oocyte collection and recovery on livestock.
VE 7.02(5) (5)Veterinarians may delegate to unlicensed assistants the provision of the following veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian:
VE 7.02(5)(a) (a) Basic diagnostic studies, including routine radiographs, nonsurgical specimen collection, and laboratory testing procedures.
VE 7.02(5)(b) (b) Monitoring and reporting to the veterinarian changes in the condition of a hospitalized animal patient.
VE 7.02(5)(c) (c) Dispensing prescription drugs pursuant to the written order of the veterinarian.
VE 7.02(6) (6)Except as provided under s. 95.21, Stats., veterinarians may delegate to unlicensed assistants the provision of the following veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian when the veterinarian is personally present on the premises where the services are provided:
VE 7.02(6)(a) (a) Nonsurgical veterinary treatment of animal diseases and conditions, including administration of vaccines, and administration of sedatives and presurgical medications.
VE 7.02(6)(b) (b) Observations and findings related to animal diseases and conditions to be utilized by a veterinarian in establishing a diagnosis or prognosis, including the drawing of blood for diagnostic purposes.
VE 7.02(6)(c) (c) Dental prophylaxis.
VE 7.02(6)(d) (d) Nutritional evaluation and counseling.
VE 7.02(7) (7)Notwithstanding subs. (1) to (6), a veterinary student, certified veterinary technician or unlicensed assistant employed by a veterinarian may, under the direct supervision of the veterinarian and pursuant to mutually acceptable written protocols, perform evaluative and treatment procedures necessary to provide an appropriate response to life-threatening emergency situations for the purpose of stabilizing the patient pending further treatment.
VE 7.02(8) (8)In delegating the provision of veterinary medical acts to veterinary students, certified veterinary technicians and others, the veterinarian shall do all of the following:
VE 7.02(8)(a) (a) Delegate only those tasks commensurate with the education, training, experience and demonstrated abilities of the person supervised.
VE 7.02(8)(b) (b) Provide the supervision required under subs. (2) to (7).
VE 7.02(8)(c) (c) Where the veterinarian is not required to be personally present on the premises where the delegated services are provided, be available at all times for consultation either in person or within 15 minutes of contact by telephone, by video conference or by electronic communication device.
VE 7.02(8)(d) (d) Observe and monitor the activities of those supervised on a daily basis.
VE 7.02(8)(e) (e) Evaluate the effectiveness of delegated acts performed under supervision on a daily basis.
VE 7.02(8)(f) (f) Establish and maintain a daily log of each delegated patient service which has been provided off the premises of the supervising veterinarian.
VE 7.02(8)(g) (g) Notify the client that some services may be provided by a veterinary student, certified veterinary technician or an unlicensed assistant.
VE 7.02 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1989, No. 405, eff. 10-1-89; r. and recr., Register, May, 1994, No. 461, eff. 6-1-94; am. (1) (intro.), (3) (intro.), (a) to (c), (4) (intro.), (a) and (b), (5) (a) and (b), (6) (a) to (c), (7) and (8), Register, December, 1998, No. 516, eff. 1-1-99; CR 13-031: am. (3) (a), r. (3) (d), am. (4) (c), (8) (c) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register October 2015 No. 718; CR 16-068: cr. (4) (d) to (h), Register June 2019 No. 762, eff. 7-1-19; CR 17-084: cr. (3) (f) Register March 2020 No. 771, eff. 4-1-20.
VE 7.025 VE 7.025Veterinary referral to a license holder in another profession.
VE 7.025(1)(1)   A veterinarian may make a referral to a client, for treatment of a patient by a license holder in another profession, using complementary, alternative, or integrative therapies, as defined in s. VE 1.02 (3m), if the license holder, to whom the client and patient are referred, provides all of the following evidence to the veterinarian for performing the type of therapy for which the referral is being made:
VE 7.025(1)(a) (a) The license holder's current licensing in good standing, with the applicable board through the department of safety and professional services.
VE 7.025(1)(b) (b) The license holder's education, training, and experience in performing the therapy on an animal.
VE 7.025(2) (2)   The veterinarian-client-patient relationship, as defined in s. 89.02 (8), Stats., does not extend to the provision of any complementary, alternative, or integrative therapy performed on a veterinarian's patient, under either of the following circumstances:
VE 7.025(2)(a) (a) The therapy is performed by a license holder in another profession, where the veterinarian demonstrates meeting the requirements, in sub. (1), for making the referral to the license holder.
VE 7.025(2)(b) (b) The veterinarian's client obtains any complementary, alternative, or integrative therapy services for a veterinarian's patient without a referral by the veterinarian.
VE 7.025 History History: CR 17-084: cr. Register March 2020 No. 771, eff. 4-1-20.
VE 7.03 VE 7.03 Records.
VE 7.03(1)(1)A veterinarian shall maintain individual patient records on every patient administered to by the veterinarian other than food and fiber patients and equine patients for a period of not less than 3 years after the date of the last entry. The veterinarian shall keep individual client records for equine and food and fiber patients for 3 years after the date of the last entry. A computerized system may be used for maintaining a record, as required under this section, if the system is capable of producing a printout of records contained in such system within 48 hours of a request.
VE 7.03(2) (2)The individual patient record shall contain clinical information pertaining to patients other than food and fiber patients and equine patients with sufficient information to justify the diagnosis and warrant treatment, including information regarding each of the following matters which apply:
VE 7.03(2)(a) (a) Date.
VE 7.03(2)(b) (b) Client name.
VE 7.03(2)(c) (c) Patient identification.
VE 7.03(2)(d) (d) History.
VE 7.03(2)(e) (e) Physical examination findings.
VE 7.03(2)(f) (f) Treatment — medical, surgical.
VE 7.03(2)(g) (g) Drugs prescribed, dispensed or administered, including strength or concentration, route of administration, dosing schedule, number dispensed and number of refills allowed.
VE 7.03(2)(h) (h) Provisional diagnosis.
VE 7.03(2)(i) (i) Final diagnosis.
VE 7.03(2)(j) (j) Consultation, if any.
VE 7.03(2)(k) (k) Clinical laboratory reports.
VE 7.03(2)(L) (L) Radiographic reports.
VE 7.03(2)(m) (m) Necropsy findings.
VE 7.03(2)(n) (n) Identification of the veterinarian providing the care.
VE 7.03(2)(o) (o) Complaint.
VE 7.03(2)(p) (p) Present illness.
VE 7.03(2)(q) (q) Vaccinations administered.
VE 7.03(3) (3)The client record for food and fiber patients shall contain at least the following information which apply:
VE 7.03(3)(a) (a) Date.
VE 7.03(3)(b) (b) Client name.
VE 7.03(3)(c) (c) Type of call.
VE 7.03(3)(d) (d) Treatment and drugs used including amounts of drugs administered and method of administration.
VE 7.03(3)(e) (e) Drugs dispensed including dosing schedule and number dispensed.
VE 7.03(3)(f) (f) Meat or milk withholdings.
VE 7.03(3)(g) (g) Individual or herd diagnosis.
VE 7.03(3)(h) (h) Clinical laboratory reports.
VE 7.03(3)(i) (i) Identification of the veterinarian providing the care.
VE 7.03(4) (4)The client record for equine patients shall contain at least the following information which applies:
VE 7.03(4)(a) (a) Date.
VE 7.03(4)(b) (b) Client name.
VE 7.03(4)(c) (c) Patient identification.
VE 7.03(4)(d) (d) History.
VE 7.03(4)(e) (e) Physical examination findings.
VE 7.03(4)(f) (f) Treatment-medical, surgical.
VE 7.03(4)(g) (g) Treatment and drugs used including amount of drugs administered and method of administration.
VE 7.03(4)(h) (h) Drugs dispensed including dosing schedule and number dispensed.
VE 7.03(4)(i) (i) Diagnosis.
VE 7.03(4)(j) (j) Clinical laboratory reports.
VE 7.03(4)(k) (k) Radiographic reports.
VE 7.03(4)(L) (L) Necropsy findings.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.