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Is a Veterinary Animal Behaviorist licensed or certified to

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Is a Veterinary Animal Behaviorist licensed or certified to do an evaluation of dogs that maybe classified as dangerous dogs under New York State laws.
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The answer is yes. Veterinary behaviorists are veterinarians with a special interest in animal behavior. Veterinary behaviorists are licensed veterinarians in the state of New York.

As such, they have the ability to diagnose and treat any animal without restriction under Education Law Article 135 §6701, which states:

"The practice of the profession of veterinary medicine is defined as diagnosing, treating, operating, or prescribing for any animal disease, pain, injury, deformity or physical condition, or the subcutaneous insertion of a microchip intended to be used to identify an animal. "Animal" includes every living creature except a human being."

So yes, they can evaluate and treat dogs that may be classified as dangerous under NY law.

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