In the State of Hawaii, a license is required to practice veterinary medicine.

Licensed veterinarians provide medical, surgical, and dental care to animals. The practice of veterinary medicine includes changing physical characteristics of an animal for cosmetic or utility purposes.

RICO relies on information from consumers to monitor conduct in the industry and to watch for unlicensed activity. For information about filing a complaint, click on the link below or call the RICO Consumer Resource Center to speak with an intake investigator about your complaint.