Protecting the health, safety and welfare of the general public and animals of WV through public education, enforcing licensing standards for veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians, certified animal euthanasia technicians and veterinary and euthanasia facilities

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The WV Board of Veterinary Medicine stance on teeth floating is that a non-licensee can only do dental floating (meaning to file or rasp the teeth to reduce the sharp edges and make the surface smoother), wolf tooth removal, and an oral exam.  If injectable sedation is required, it must be done by a WV licensed veterinarian or the owner/owner's agent of the patient.