(225 ILCS 115/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 7001)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 1. The practice of veterinary medicine in the State of Illinois is declared to promote the public health, safety, and welfare by ensuring the delivery of competent veterinary medical care and is subject to State regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of veterinary medicine is a privilege conferred by legislative grant only to persons possessed of the professional qualifications specified in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1322, eff. 7-27-10.)