(225 ILCS 115/5)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7005)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
Restrictions and limitations.
No person shall practice veterinary medicine and surgery in any of
its branches without a valid license to do so. Any person not licensed under
this Act who performs any of the functions described as the practice of
veterinary medicine or surgery as defined in this Act, who announces to the
public in any way an intention to practice veterinary medicine and surgery, who
uses the title Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or the initials D.V.M. or V.M.D.,
or who opens an office, hospital, or clinic for such purposes is considered
to have violated this Act and may be subject to all the penalties provided for
It shall be unlawful for any person who is not licensed in this State to
provide veterinary medical services from any state to a client or patient in
this State through telephonic, electronic, or other means, except where a
bonafide veterinarian-client-patient relationship exists.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent members of other
professions from performing functions for which they are duly licensed, subject to the requirements of Section 4 of this Act. Other
professionals may not, however, hold themselves out or refer to themselves by
any title or descriptions stating or implying that they are engaged in the
practice of veterinary medicine or that they are licensed to engage in the
practice of veterinary medicine.
(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)