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Opioid Safety

The Board of Veterinary Medicine provides information about household opioid safety for pets and owners. 

Please read Opioid Safety Information for Pet Owners from more information.

The regulatory requirements for prescribing controlled substances containing an opioid and educating pet owners are found in 18VAC150-20-174. Prescribing of Controlled Substances for Pain or Chronic Conditions.

Veterinarian with Dog

 

Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine
vetbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
Leslie L. Knachel, Director
Jeffery Newman, DVM, President