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 took 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

    REQUIRED REPORTING OF CONTROLLED DRUGS
    Begins June 3, 2019  
    Read more...
    1. User Support Manual
    2. Quick Reference Guide

     

    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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    Quick  Links

    1. ON-LINE License Verifications
    (Check on your Veterinarian's Status)

    2. How to file a Complaint

    3. Contact Us

    4. Personal Health & Wellness

    5. Continuing Education

    6. MAP of Practice Facility Inspection Regions

    7. Coping with the Loss of a Pet

    8. Report Animal Cruelty

    9. Pet Food & Product Recalls / Alerts

    10. Request a Letter of Good Standing / License Verification

    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