471-1  Definitions.  As used in this chapter:

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 471-1

  • Animal: means any animal except human beings. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 471-1
  • Board: means the Hawaii board of veterinary medicine of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 471-1
  • Practice of veterinary medicine: means the diagnosis or treatment for the prevention, cure, or relief of, or the giving of advice concerning, a disease, pain, injury, deformity, or other physical condition of an animal, or a change of a physical characteristic of an animal for cosmetic or utility purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 471-1

     “Animal” means any animal except human beings.

     “Board” means the Hawaii board of veterinary medicine of the State.

     “Continuing education courses” means courses approved by the Hawaii board of veterinary medicine, the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ Registry, or other board-approved organizations.

     “Credit hour” means, except as otherwise provided, the value assigned to fifty minutes of instruction.

     “Practice of veterinary medicine” means the diagnosis or treatment for the prevention, cure, or relief of, or the giving of advice concerning, a disease, pain, injury, deformity, or other physical condition of an animal, or a change of a physical characteristic of an animal for cosmetic or utility purposes.  It includes medical, surgical, and dental care of animals.

     “Veterinarian” means a person duly licensed in the State to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine.