Alabama veterinarian

Operators of some nonprofit clinics that spay and neuter animals say new rules being considered by a state board could cause them to close their doors.

The Birmingham News reports ( that the proposed rules are under consideration by the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

If approved, the rules would prohibit non-veterinarians from hiring veterinarians and would prohibit non-veterinarians, including non-profit groups, from owning veterinarian equipment.