Full Statute Name:  Iowa Code Annotated. Title XIV. Property [Chs. 555-594a]. Subtitle 3. Liens [Chs. 570-584]. Chapter 581. Veterinarian's Lien.

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Primary Citation:  I. C. A. § 581.1 - 4 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2018 Alternate Citation:  IA ST § 581.1 - 4
Summary:

This section of Iowa laws relates to veterinary liens related to treatment of livestock. A veterinarian shall have an agricultural lien as provided in section 554.9102 for the actual and reasonable value of treating livestock, including the cost of any product used and the actual and reasonable value of any professional service rendered by the veterinarian. In order to perfect the lien, the veterinarian must file a financing statement in the office of the secretary of state as provided. “Livestock” means an animal belonging to the bovine, caprine, equine, ovine, or porcine species, ostriches, rheas, emus, poultry, or fish or shellfish.


581.1. Repealed by Acts 2003 (80 G.a.) Ch. 82, § 21

581.1a. Definitions

581.2. Priority

581.2a. Lien Created

581.3. Perfecting the Lien—Filing Requirements

581.4. Enforcement


581.1. Repealed by Acts 2003 (80 G.A.) ch. 82, § 21

 

581.1A. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “Livestock” means an animal belonging to the bovine, caprine, equine, ovine, or porcine species, ostriches, rheas, emus, poultry, or fish or shellfish.

2. “Veterinarian” means a person who practices veterinary medicine under a valid license or temporary permit as provided in chapter 169.

3. “Veterinarian's lien” or “lien” means a veterinarian's lien created under section 581.2A.

Credits

Added by Acts 2003 (80 G.A.) ch. 82, § 15.

 

581.2. Priority

Except as provided in this section, section 554.9322 shall govern the priority of a veterinarian's lien that is effective or perfected as provided in section 581.3.

1. A veterinarian's lien that is effective but not perfected under section 581.3 shall have priority as provided in section 554.9322.

2. a. A veterinarian's lien that is perfected under section 581.3 shall have priority over any conflicting security interest or lien in livestock treated by a veterinarian, regardless of when such security interest or lien is perfected.

b. Notwithstanding paragraph “a”, a veterinarian's lien shall not be superior to a court-ordered lien provided in section 717.4, if such lien is perfected as an agricultural lien.

Credits

Amended by Acts 2003 (80 G.A.) ch. 82, § 16; Acts 2011 (84 G.A.) ch. 81, S.F. 478, § 4.

 

581.2A. Lien created

A veterinarian shall have an agricultural lien as provided in section 554.9102 for the actual and reasonable value of treating livestock, including the cost of any product used and the actual and reasonable value of any professional service rendered by the veterinarian. The veterinarian is a secured party and the owner of the livestock is a debtor for purposes of chapter 554, article 9. The lien applies to the livestock treated by the veterinarian.

Credits

Added by Acts 2003 (80 G.A.) ch. 82, § 17.

 

581.3. Perfecting the lien--filing requirements

Except as provided in this section, a financing statement filed to perfect a veterinarian's lien shall be governed by chapter 554, article 9, part 5, in the same manner as any other financing statement.

1. The lien becomes effective at the time that the veterinarian treats the livestock.

2. In order to perfect the lien, the veterinarian must file a financing statement in the office of the secretary of state as provided in section 554.9308 within sixty days after the day that the veterinarian treats the livestock. The financing statement shall meet the requirements of section 554.9502, subsection 1, and include all applicable information described in section 554.9516. Filing a financing statement as provided in this subsection satisfies all requirements for perfection of an agricultural lien as provided in chapter 554, article 9.

Credits

Amended by Acts 1959 (58 G.A.) ch. 346, § 2; Acts 2003 (80 G.A.) ch. 82, § 18.

 

581.4. Enforcement

A veterinarian may enforce a veterinarian's lien in the manner provided for agricultural liens pursuant to the uniform commercial code, chapter 554, article 9, part 6.

Credits

Amended by Acts 2003 (80 G.A.) ch. 82, § 19.



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