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

    2022 - 2026


    January 11th
    February 29th
    April 12th: Emergency Meeting

    May 9th - AGENDA
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    Meeting ID: 959 384 7865
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    November 7th

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

  • Important  to  Know

    FYI re: 2025 Renewals
    Standard CE Requirements
    Reminder emails are randomly sent so be sure you keep your address updated. Consider adding this email address to your CONTACTS (kwest@ncvmb.org) so there's less likelihood of the reminder going into your Junk/Spam folder.

    Periodic Review Existing Rules Public Comment Results

    G.S. 1508-21.3A Report
    Public Comment Correspondence

    Boarding Kennel Proposed Rules
    As required by Session Law 2023-63 Section 4.(f), the Board has approved these rules for submission to the Rules Review Committee. The public comment period will end on 5/31/2024. A public hearing will be held at the Board office and via Zoom on May 21, 2024 at 9:00am.
    Public comments may be mailed to:  1611 Jones Franklin Road Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27606 or sent via email to kwest@ncvmb.org.

    All comments must indicate the specific rule title, page number, and line number you are commenting on.  Your comment must include your recommendation for changes.  Comments received without this information may not be taken into consideration.

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    Importation of Rabbits into NC

    STOP Act Information
    per 90-113.74(d)

    Dispensing of controlled substances require reporting to NC DHHS CSRS. You may contact the CSRS Utilization team with questions / concerns at CSRS.Utilization@dhhs.nc.gov

    Gabapentin FAQ
    Gabapentin FAQ Sheet


    DHHS Radiation Protection Memo
    Registrant Requirement to Verify Service Provider Registration

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

    FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, Including CBD


    Quick  Links

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

    2. How to File a Complaint

        Self Evaluation Checklist

    4. Contact Us

    5. NCVMB Instagram

    6. NCVMB X (Twitter)

    7. Personal Health & Wellness

    8. Donate to NCPHP for     Impaired Veterinary     Professionals

    9. MAP of Facility Inspection     Regions

    10. Coping with the Loss of a       Pet

    11. Report Animal Cruelty

    12. Pet Food, Product Recalls       & Alerts

    13. License Verification       Request
    To request a verification, log into your personal Licensure Gateway account and select Applications / License Verification Request. Once you pay the fee, it is IMMEDIATELY e-mailed to the selected Board(s) and you will receive a copy as confirmation.

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

    14. Change your Legal Name:
    Log into the Licensure Gateway to make the 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

    15. Print copy of your License

    16. Apply for a NC License

    17. Start a new Practice

    18. Start a new Corporation

    19. Practice Act
          Laws & Regulations

    20. President's Letters

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