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Our response to COVID-19, What you need to Know…

 In response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, DHP’s public reception area is closed to walk-in services. Read More

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.

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File a Complaint

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

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Renew License

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

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Practitioner Info

Lookup or verify a license, review case decisions.

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Laws and Regulations

Review laws and regulations of the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

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Guidance Documents

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

Featured News

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Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 information for the Board of Veterinary Medicine


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New PMP Reporting Requirements for Veterinarians

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


Upcoming Events

Tue, Nov 17, 2020 9:00 AM
Board of Veterinary Medicine - Informal Conferences
Training Room 2

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

Thu, Mar 11, 2021 9:00 AM
Board Meeting - VIRTUAL

More information on the Calendar Page.

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Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine | Contact the Board
Leslie L. Knachel, Director
Tregel Cockburn, DVM, President