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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 | Contact the Board
Kelli Moss, Acting Executive Director
Thomas Massie, Jr, DVM, President