How are Laws Governing Equine Dentistry Enforced?

Unfortunately, the enforcement of state laws governing veterinary medicine is difficult.  Each state has different laws regarding the practice of veterinary medicine without a license.

For instance, in Florida it is (regrettably) legal for an NVDLP to work on your horse as long as he/she does not sedate your horse or use motorized instruments.  If your horse has been a victim of an NVDLP that did sedate your horse and/or use motorized instruments, we encourage you to call the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and file a complaint.  The number in Florida is 1-866-532-1440.

If you know an NVDLP is coming to your barn and will be using sedatives and/or motorized tools without veterinary supervision, we encourage you to call the local law enforcement agency and tell them where the infraction will occur.  In Florida, it is a 3rd degree felony to practice veterinary medicine without a license.

If the law enforcement agency can catch them in the act, it will put these felons behind bars and keep them from endangering more horses.

If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8847.