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

    BOARD MEMBERS

    2021 BOARD MEETINGS
    January 14

    January 27 at 9:00 AM
    SPECIAL BOARD MEETINIG
    Discuss/Vote on proposed legislation to update definitions.  (Define Veterinary Consulting, Change definition of Veterinary Student Intern to allow third year students, and remove definition Veterinary student preceptee.)

    March 11
    May 6
    July 8
    September 9
    November 4

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

  • Important  to  Know

     *  * COVID-19 VACCINATIONS *  *
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    RENEWAL WINDOW OPEN
    Renew now!
    All Veterinarians must have 20 hours continuing education logged prior to renewing his/her license.

    All Registered Veterinary Technicians must have 12 hours continuing education logged prior to renewing his/her license.

    As a reminder, as part of your CE requirement, both, Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians must have 2 hours of continuing education on the opioid abuse problem included in their continuing education.

    In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the NCVMB has suspended the requirement that only 10 hours of CE may be obtained via online learning. Therefore, for the years 2020 (2021 Renewal) & 2021 (2022 Renewal) ONLY, Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians may obtain their CE completely online/virtually (both interactive and non-interactive) if necessary, to complete their requirement.

    NEW GRAD EXEMPTION: You are exempt from CE requirements for your FIRST renewal cycle if you graduate the same year you become licensed / registered in North Carolina.

     

    Veterinary License

    • Expires annually
    • RENEWAL STATUS:
      1. ACTIVE until December 31st
      2. ACTIVE/PENDING from January 1st - January 31st
      3. ACTIVE/LATE from February 1st - February 29th
      4. 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:
      1. ACTIVE until December 31st
      2. ACTIVE/PENDING from January 1st - January 31st
      3. ACTIVE/LATE from February 1st - February 29th
      4. 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

     

    2020 COVID Information

    STOP Act Information
    Prescription Limitations on Pain: Acute | Post-Op | Chronic

    DHHS Radiation Protection Memo
    Registrant Requirement to Verify Service Provider Registration

    The Opioid Epidemic: What Veterinarians Need to Know
    (US Food & Drug Administration)

    Regulators Notify Industry re: CBD Products in the Marketplace

     


    Quick  Links

    1. ON-LINE License / Facility VERIFICATIONS
    (Check on your Veterinarian's or Facility's Status)

    2. How to File a Complaint

    3. Contact Us

    4. Personal Health & Wellness

    5. Continuing Education

    6. MAP of Facility Inspection Regions

    7. Coping with the Loss of a Pet

    8. Report Animal Cruelty

    9. Pet Food & Product Recalls / Alerts

    10. License Verification Request
    LICENSE VERIFICATION SAMPLE
    To request a verification, log into your personal Licensure Gateway account and select Applications / License Verification Request. Upon submission, your verification will be e-mailed to the selected Board(s). Log-In

    If you DO NOT have a personal Licensure Gateway account, you will need to submit this paper application form via US mail.   Paper Request

    11. Change your Legal Name:
    Log into the Licensure Gateway to make request. Must upload supporting legal document(s) at time of request. (e.g. Social Security Card, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, etc.) SELECT: My Profile | Name Change

    12. Print copy of your License

    13. Apply for a NC License

    14. Start a new Practice

    15. Start a new Corporation

    16. Practice Act (Laws & Regulations)

    17. President's Letters

    18. All Veterinarians are required to report the following diseases: