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Who We Are

The Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine consists of a 7-member Board as well as administrative, licensing, discipline, and support staff.


What We Do

We regulate Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Equine Dental Technicians, and Stationary and Ambulatory Veterinary Establishments.


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Apply for a License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.

Renew License

Renew License

Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.

Practitioner Info

Lookup or verify a license, review case decisions.

Laws and Regulations

Review laws and regulations of the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

Read documents which provide information or guidance to providers and the public. 

Featured News

Fraudulent Communications

The Board has received information that fraudulent communications are being sent to licensees.


Pet prescriptions

New PMP Reporting Requirements for Veterinarians

Veterinarians are now required to Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program.


Upcoming Events

Thu, Mar 5, 2020 9:00 AM
Board of Veterinary Medicine - Informal Conferences
Board Room 2

Thu, Mar 5, 2020 9:00 AM
Board of Veterinary Medicine - Board meeting
Board Room 2

Thu, Apr 9, 2020 9:00 AM
Board of Veterinary Medicine - Informal Conferences
Training Room 2

More information on the Calendar Page.

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Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine | Contact the Board
Leslie L. Knachel, Director
Steven B. Karras, DVM, President