The AVMA Should Reconsider Farrier Exemption Exclusion
It is my belief that horsemanship is an art, not a science.
This point of view shapes my concern about the proposed modifications to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA), especially regarding the farrier exemption elimination.
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