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156.001 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Terms. Except where the context otherwise indicates, for the purposes of
this chapter, and acts amendatory thereof, the terms defined in this section have the meanings
given them.
    Subd. 2. Accredited or approved college of veterinary medicine. "Accredited or approved
college of veterinary medicine" means a 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 or approval by the American Veterinary Medical Association
Council on Education.
    Subd. 3. Animal. "Animal" does not include poultry.
    Subd. 4. Board. "Board" means the state Board of Veterinary Medicine.
    Subd. 5. Compensation. "Compensation" includes but is not limited to all fees, monetary
rewards, discounts, and emoluments received directly or indirectly.
    Subd. 6. Educational commission for foreign veterinary graduates certificate; ECFVG
certificate. "Educational commission for foreign veterinary graduates certificate" or "ECFVG
certificate" means a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Medical Association Education
Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, indicating that the holder has demonstrated
knowledge and skill equivalent to that possessed by a graduate of an accredited or approved
college of veterinary medicine.
    Subd. 6a. Firm. "Firm" includes a corporation, limited liability company, and limited
liability partnership, wherever incorporated, organized, or registered.
    Subd. 7. Foreign college of veterinary medicine. "Foreign college of veterinary medicine"
means a college of veterinary medicine other than an accredited or approved college of veterinary
medicine.
    Subd. 8. Licensee. "Licensee" means a person licensed to practice veterinary medicine
in the state of Minnesota.
    Subd. 9. Operation. "Operation" includes but is not limited to any act of cutting, scraping,
or disturbing the intact body surface in any way, and any surgical or dental procedure, except as
otherwise provided in this chapter.
    Subd. 10. Practice of veterinary medicine. "Practice of veterinary medicine" has the
meaning given by section 156.12.
    Subd. 11. Veterinary medicine. "Veterinary medicine" includes veterinary surgery,
obstetrics, pathology, radiology, dentistry, ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, laboratory
animal medicine, and all other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine.
History: 1965 c 204 s 1; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1976 c 285 s 1; 1985 c 228 s 1; 1996 c 415 s
2,3; 1999 c 231 s 151-153