Article 1 Administration 32-2201 – 32-2209
Article 2 Licensing 32-2211 – 32-2219
Article 3 Regulation 32-2231 – 32-2240.01
Article 4 Certification of Veterinary Technicians 32-2241 – 32-2250
Article 5 Emergency Aid 32-2261
Article 6 Registration of Veterinary Medical Premises 32-2271 – 32-2276
Article 7 Dispensing of Drugs and Devices 32-2281
Article 8 Licensure of Animal Crematories 32-2291 – 32-2296

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 21

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Animal: means any animal other than human. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Board: means the Arizona state veterinary medical examining board. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Certified veterinary technician: means either:

    (a) A graduate of a minimum two-year American veterinary medical association accredited program in veterinary technology who has passed a national and a state veterinary technician examination. See Arizona Laws 32-2201

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consulting: means providing professional or expert advice that is requested by a veterinarian licensed in this state and that is rendered only on a specific case basis. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Controlled substance: means any substance that is registered and controlled under the federal controlled substances act (P. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cremation: means the heating process that reduces animal remains to bone fragments by combustion and evaporation. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Crematory: means a building or portion of a building that is licensed pursuant to article 8 of this chapter and that houses a retort in which only animal remains are cremated. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Direct supervision: means that a licensed veterinarian is physically present at the location where animal health care is being performed. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • General plan: means a municipal statement of land development policies, that may include maps, charts, graphs and text that set forth objectives, principles and standards for local growth and redevelopment enacted under the provisions of this article or any prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Gross incompetence: means any professional misconduct or unreasonable lack of professional skill in the performance of professional practice. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Gross negligence: means treatment of a patient or practice of veterinary medicine resulting in injury, unnecessary suffering or death that was caused by carelessness, negligence or the disregard of established principles or practices. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Indirect supervision: means that a licensed veterinarian is not physically present at the location where animal health care is being performed but has given either written or oral instructions for treatment of the animal patient. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a veterinarian that, while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action, the board believes the veterinarian should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the board may result in action against the veterinarian's license. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Licensed veterinarian: means a person who is currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Licensed veterinary faculty member: means a person who is currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine as an employee of a veterinary college in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Malpractice: means treatment in a manner contrary to accepted practices and with injurious results. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Medical incompetence: means lacking sufficient medical knowledge or skills, or both, to a degree likely to endanger the health of patients or lacking equipment, supplies or medication to properly perform a procedure. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Negligence: means the failure of a licensed veterinarian to exercise reasonable care in the practice of veterinary medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • negligently: import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequence of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Regularly: means that veterinary services are offered to the public once a month or more frequently. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Responsible veterinarian: means the veterinarian who is responsible to the board for compliance by licensed veterinary premises with the laws and rules of this state and of the federal government pertaining to the practice of veterinary medicine and responsible for the establishment of policy at such premises. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Right-of-way: means any public right-of-way and includes any area required for public use pursuant to any general or specific plan. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Specialist: means a veterinarian who is certified as a diplomate in a particular discipline by a national specialty board or college recognized by the American veterinary medical association after the completion of additional education and training, an internship or residency, passing required examinations and meeting any other criteria required by the various individual national specialty boards or colleges. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Specific plan: means a detailed element of the general plan enacted under the provisions of this article or a prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Street: means streets, highways, freeways, expressways, avenues, boulevards, parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public access easements and rights-of-way. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Supervising veterinarian: means a licensed veterinarian who is responsible for the care rendered to an animal by a certified veterinary technician or a veterinary assistant. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Veterinarian: means a person who has received a doctor's degree in veterinary medicine from a veterinary college. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinarian client patient relationship: means all of the following:

    (a) The veterinarian has assumed the responsibility for making medical judgments regarding the animal's health and need for medical treatment and the client, owner or caretaker has agreed to follow the veterinarian's instructions. See Arizona Laws 32-2201

  • Veterinary assistant: means an individual who provides care under the direct or indirect supervision of a veterinarian or certified veterinary technician. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinary college: means any veterinary college or division of a university or college that offers the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine or its equivalent and that conforms to the standards required for accreditation by the American veterinary medical association. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinary faculty member: means a person who has received a doctor's degree in veterinary medicine from a veterinary college and who is an employee of a veterinary college in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinary medicine: includes veterinary surgery, obstetrics, dentistry, acupuncture, manipulation and all other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine and the prescribing, administering or dispensing of drugs and medications for veterinary purposes. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinary student: means a student who is regularly enrolled in a veterinary college. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Zoning ordinance: means a municipal ordinance regulating the use of land or structures, or both, under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 9-461