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Specialty/Temporary Clinic Permits

Specialty Clinics

A Specialty Clinic is a type of veterinary practice that provides for:

1. the examination, diagnosis and/or treatment of animals, and/or

2. consultation with clients regarding their animals, on the basis of an off-premise event.

A Specialty Clinic encompasses ophthalmology, preventative health and rabies clinics or other similar types of relevant practice.

To qualify for a Specialty Clinic the practice must also have a Small Animal Ambulatory Practice Inspection.

The MVMA’s Practice Inspection and Practice Standards Bylaws require veterinarians to notify the MVMA about a Specialty Clinic prior to the event being held.

To notify the MVMA of a Specialty Clinic please:

Temporary Clinics

Temporary clinics allow for the provision of veterinary services to communities in remote areas while maintaining professional and practice standards.

Temporary Clinics provide veterinary services to communities while maintaining professional and practice standards, thus protecting the public.

The intent of the surgical component of Temporary Clinics is to make elective surgeries available in areas requiring these services. A separate application is required for each clinic.

To notify the MVMA of a Temporary Clinic please:

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