Published: 2017-07-27 10:08
Last Updated: 2017-07-27 11:29
The Jordanian Veterinarians Association has announced on Wednesday that it will be penalizing vets or anyone working in the veterinary field who abuse their position and profession.
A statement released by the Association stated that the new punishment applies to those who can prescribe drugs and treatments, and those who diagnose and operate on animals.
The statement also warned that “anyone practicing veterinary medicine, in all its forms, illegally and without the proper qualifications, or without becoming affiliated with the Association or obtaining a license to practice the profession from the Veterinary Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, will be punished.”
The Association will not hesitate to take legal action against illegal practitioners, whether they are operating out of veterinary clinics, veterinary pharmacies, or out of a company, factory and warehouse producing or storing veterinary drugs, or out of a chicken, sheep and cow farm.
Amman boasts a large number of pet shops, especially along the city’s famous Rainbow Street.
Sadly, though, many of those stores fail to maintain the proper health and safety levels necessary for keeping the pets on sale in a healthy and hygienic living environment.
Perhaps the Association’s next move should be to enforce stricter health and safety measures on those stores, as well?