About  Us

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board (NCVMB), a state regulatory and consumer protection agency, was created in 1903 by an act of the State

The NCVMB does this by:

  • Setting standards for the profession through statutes and administrative rules
  • Investigating complaints
  • Ensuring that applicants are qualified for licensure
  • Inspecting veterinary facilities
  • Taking disciplinary action against licensees and registrants when necessary to protect the public
  • The Board


    2019 Board  Meetings

    January 17
    March 14
    May 16
    July 18
    September 5
    November 7

    MEETINGS BEGIN at 8:00AM
    Location: Board Office
        1611 Jones Franklin Rd.
        Suite 106
        Raleigh, NC 27606


Important  to  Know

Renew Now
The 2019 renewal window is open!

Vets / Techs / Corps

EFFECTIVE: 2020 Renewals
Continuing Education - Two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances' will be required per renewal cycle. This includes both veterinarians and technicians.

 

Starting with the 2019 renewal 2% of all licensees and registrants will be audited for proof of obtaining their CE. This is a random audit and you will be informed at the time of your renewal if you need to submit proof of your CE.

 

Veterinary License

  • Expires annually
  • RENEWAL STATUS: License is ACTIVE until December 31st; ACTIVE/IMPENDING from January 1st - January 31st; ACTIVE/LATE February 1st - February 29th; REVOKED on March 1st
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION: Proof of twenty (20) hours required each year - Ten (10) on-line hours of training will be accepted during each renewal, however, five (5) of those hours will need to be 'interactive'. Minumum CE Standards .0206



Veterinary Technician Registration

  • Expires biennially (every 2 years) at the end of the year; renewal time is dependent upon the initial year of registration
  • RENEWAL STATUS: License is ACTIVE until December 31st; ACTIVE/IMPENDING from January 1st - January 31st; ACTIVE/LATE February 1st - February 29th; REVOKED on March 1st
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION: Proof of twelve (12) hours required every two (2) years - Six (6) on-line hours of training will be accepted during each renewal, however, three (3) of those hours will need to be 'interactive'.
    Minumum CE Standards .0206

 

EFFECTIVE: January 1, 2018
§ 90-106. Prescriptions and labeling.
(a3) Limitation on Prescriptions Upon Initial Consultation for Acute Pain.
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