(1) Indirect supervision means the duly
licensed veterinarian is not on the premises but has given either written or
oral instructions for the treatment of the animal patient and the animal has
been examined by a licensed veterinarian at such times as acceptable veterinary
medical practice requires, consistent with the particular delegated health care
A veterinary technician
working under the direction, supervision and control of a duly licensed
veterinarian may provide the following animal patient care under indirect
(a) Administration and
application of treatments, drugs, medications and immunological agents by oral,
IM and subqutaneous routes, excluding rabies vaccine for animals required to
receive a rabies vaccine by Georgia law;
(b) Administration and application of
treatments, drugs, medications and immunological agents by intravenous
(c) Radiography including
settings, positioning, processing, and safety procedures;
(d) Collection of blood for diagnostic
purposes; collection of urine by expression, or catheterization; collection of
feces; collection and preparation of tissue, cellular, or microbiological
samples by skin scrapings, impressions, or other non-surgical methods for
laboratory test procedures;
Collection of urine by cystocentesis; and
(g) Blood or blood component collection and
preparation for transfusion.
A veterinary technician working under the
direction, supervision and control of a duly licensed veterinarian may provide
the following emergency animal patient care under indirect supervision:
(a) Application of tourniquets and/or
pressure bandages to control hemorrhage;
(b) Resuscitative procedures;
(c) Application of temporary splints or
bandages to prevent further injury to bones or soft tissues;
(d) Application of appropriate wound
dressings and external supportive treatment in severe wound and burn cases;
(e) External supportive
treatment in heat prostration cases.
(4) Grooming procedures and non-invasive skin
(topical) treatment; and
Handling of biohazardous waste materials.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-14-.03
Original Rule entitled
"Indirect Supervision" adopted. F. Oct. 5,
2006; eff. Oct. 25, 2006.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F.
Aug. 24, 2007; eff.
Sept. 13, 2007.