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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 427-S.F.No. 1853
           An act relating to veterinarians; permitting certain 
          University of Minnesota employees to perform certain 
          duties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 
          156.12, subdivision 2. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 156.12, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  No provision of this chapter shall be construed 
to prohibit: 
    (a) A person from rendering necessary gratuitous assistance 
in the treatment of any animal when the assistance does not 
amount to prescribing, testing for, or diagnosing, operating, or 
vaccinating and when the attendance of a licensed veterinarian 
cannot be procured; 
    (b) A person who is a regular student in an accredited or 
approved college of veterinary medicine from performing duties 
or actions assigned by his instructors or preceptors or working 
under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian; 
    (c) A veterinarian regularly licensed in another 
jurisdiction from consulting with a licensed veterinarian in 
this state; 
    (d) The owner of an animal and the owner's regular employee 
from caring for and treating the animal belonging to the owner, 
except where the ownership of the animal was transferred for 
purposes of circumventing this chapter; 
    (e) A member of the faculty of an accredited college of 
veterinary medicine classified as an intern or resident from 
performing his regular functions with that college; or a newly 
appointed faculty member from performing his regular functions 
with that college, until the next examination Veterinarians 
employed by the University of Minnesota from performing their 
duties with the college of veterinary medicine, college of 
agriculture, agricultural experiment station, agricultural 
extension service, medical school, school of public health, or 
other unit within the university; or a person from lecturing or 
giving instructions or demonstrations at an accredited college 
of veterinary medicine the university or in connection with a 
continuing education course or seminar to veterinarians; 
    (f) Any person from selling or applying any pesticide, 
insecticide or herbicide; 
    (g) Any person from engaging in bona fide scientific 
research or investigations which reasonably requires 
experimentation involving animals; 
    (h) Any employee of a licensed veterinarian from performing 
duties other than diagnosis, prescription or surgical correction 
under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian, who 
shall be responsible for his or her performance. 
    Approved April 23, 1984