4741-1-08 Mobile veterinary practices and mobile veterinary practice facilities.

(A) A mobile veterinary practice is a form of clinical veterinary practice for companion animals other than a stationary practice, whether veterinarian or non-veterinarian owned, that may be transported or moved from one location to another for delivery of veterinary services.

(B) A mobile veterinary practice facility provides medical and/or surgical services out of a vehicle modified to function as a veterinary facility.

(C) A mobile veterinary practice and mobile veterinary practice facility shall be subject to board inspection and shall comply with the following standards:

(1) The practice shall have a permanent base of operations with a published address and telephone number for making appointments or responding to emergency situations;

(2) All equipment shall be clean, neat, and in good repair;

(3) Equipment appropriate for the procedures performed must be available as required by paragraph (A) of rule 4741-1-03 of the Administrative Code;

(4) If surgical procedures are performed, the requirements of paragraph (G) of rule 4741-1-03 of the Administrative Code must be met;

(5) Drugs and biologics must be maintained as required in paragraph (E) of rule 4741-1-03 of the Administrative Code;

(6) Licenses and renewals must be available for public inspection;

(7) All mobile practices that are not extensions of a stationary veterinary facility shall provide arrangements with a stationary veterinary facility in the general vicinity for follow-up treatment if needed; and

(8) Records must comply with rule 4741-1-21 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 07/15/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/04/2014 and 03/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4741.03(C)(9)
Rule Amplifies: 4741.03(C)(9)
Prior Effective Dates: 11/15/2007