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Requirement that animal chiropractor be supervised by veterinarian upheld

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The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, in a January 18 decision, upheld a requirement that chiropractic licensees practicing on animals must either have a veterinary license or be supervised by a veterinarian, ruling that no gray area existed under state regulations where a non-veterinarian could perform such work.

Despite not having a veterinarian license, licensed chiropractor Maria McElwee practiced chiropractic on animals until 2017 when the state accused her of practicing veterinary medicine without a license.

Following a hearing, the Board of Veterinary Medicine issued a cease-and-desist order to McElwee until she either acquired a veterinary license or . . .

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