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


    2019 Board  Meetings

    January 17 - January's meeting will take place at the Research Building - Room RB101 - at NCSU CVM

    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

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

For veterinarians, CE needs to be obtained in 2019 for the 2020 renewal. For technicians, CE needs to be obtained in 2018 or 2019 for the 2020/2021 renewal.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

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

Regulators Notify Industry re:CBD Products in the Marketplace

 

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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