21 NCAC 66 .0201             FORMS OF PRACTICE

(a)  The phrase "veterinary practice" or "veterinary medical practice" shall be deemed to be the delivery of veterinary medical services by a licensed veterinarian through a sole proprietorship or a legal entity authorized by law to engage in the delivery of veterinary medical services.

(b)  Veterinary practice may be by sole proprietors, partnerships, or duly registered professional corporations, limited liability companies, or limited liability partnerships. Only licensees may form a partnership or other entities described herein authorized for the practice of veterinary medicine. Partnerships of registered corporations are not permitted.

(c)  No professional corporation may practice or offer to practice veterinary medicine unless it complies with G.S. 55B‑10. No professional corporation may do any act which individual licensees are prohibited from doing, and every professional corporation practicing veterinary medicine shall be subject to the disciplinary powers of the Board as prescribed in G.S. 90‑187.8 and Rules .0205, .0206, .0207 and .0208 of this Section as well as all other rules of the Board pertaining to individual or partnership practice.

(d)  The services of any veterinary medical professional corporation or limited liability company shall be limited to veterinary services as defined in G.S. 90‑181(6) and "such services as may be ancillary thereto" as determined by the Board.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B‑10; 55B‑12; 90‑185(6); 90‑187.11; 90‑187.12;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1996; May 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.