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A. A person is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor who:
1. Practices veterinary medicine or surgery under an assumed name.
2. Falsely impersonates another practitioner.
3. Fraudulently obtains a veterinary medical diploma, license or record of registration.
4. Practices veterinary medicine or surgery without a license and registration.
5. Unlawfully assumes or advertises a veterinary title conveying the impression that the person is a lawful practitioner.
6. Knowingly violates any other provision of this chapter.
B. This chapter does not prohibit any of the following:
1. A person from practicing veterinary medicine or any of its branches in partnership with another practitioner, or under a partnership or firm name, if the partnership or firm is clearly identified as that of a practicing veterinarian, and if all members of the partnership or firm are licensed to practice veterinary medicine by the board.
2. A veterinary student from performing acts of health care or prescribed veterinary procedures as a part of the student's educational experience if both of the following apply:
(a) The acts are assigned by a licensed veterinarian or a licensed veterinary faculty member who is responsible for the animal's care.
(b) The student works under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a licensed veterinary faculty member.
3. A licensed veterinary faculty member from performing the licensed veterinary faculty member's regular clinical functions, from giving lectures, instructions or demonstrations or from practicing veterinary medicine as a veterinary faculty member in connection with continuing education courses or seminars to licensed veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, veterinary students or veterinary technician students.