ABOUT The NCVMB
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board (NCVMB), a state regulatory and consumer protection agency, was created in 1903 by an act of the State Legislature. Our mission is to promote, preserve, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people and animals of North Carolina.
The NCVMB does this by: ensuring that applicants are qualified for licensure; setting standards for the profession through statutes and administrative rules, investigating complaints, and taking disciplinary action against licensees and registrants when necessary to protect the public.
The NCVMB is comprised of six veterinarians, one veterinary technician, and one public member who is not licensed or registered. All eight members are appointed to their positions on the Board by various lawmakers including the Governor, the President Pro-Tem of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Board meets six times per year. During meetings, they review the finances of the Board, receive updates on ongoing investigations, discuss actions to be pursued with the Practice Act, and report the results of their investigations. The meetings begin at 8 am and often continue until 5 pm with the members taking a working lunch. The meetings are open to the public and the members invite each of you to attend to learn more about our Board.