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Board of Veterinary Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 597-4133
Fax: (804) 527-4471
Complaints: (800) 533-1560

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New PMP Reporting Requirements for Veterinarians

The 2018 General Assembly Session amended the Code of Virginia (SB226) to require reporting by veterinarians to the PMP under certain conditions. These requirements became effective on July 1, 2018.

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Veterinarians can visit YouTube to learn more about the new reporting requirements to Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program.

Please review the FAQs regarding the new PMP reporting requirements for veterinarian. This document contains links to the legislation, applicable PMP forms, and the DEA registration website. As additional information becomes available, the document will be updated and posted on the Board’s website.

Healthcare Workforce Data Findings

View the latest workforce survey results for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.

Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment.  The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license.  For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.

Online Licensing - Licensees can now renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online.

Guidance documents – Documents developed by the Board of Veterinary Medicine to provide information for interpreting or implementing the regulations are available online for review.

Address of Record vs. Public Address
The 2009 session of the General Assembly passed SB1282 (Acts of Assembly Chapter 687) regarding the collection of addresses from health professionals. Section 54.1-2400.02.B of the Code of Virginia (Code) requires the Department of Health Professions (DHP) to collect an official address of record from each health professional licensed, registered, or certified by a health regulatory board within the department. The official address of record is to be used by DHP for agency purposes and otherwise remain confidential.

In addition, § 54.1-2400.02.C requires DHP to provide an opportunity for a health professional to provide a second address for the purpose of public dissemination. If there is no public address provided, the official address of record will be used as the public address for the purpose of public dissemination. If the health professional would prefer that his/her address of record remain confidential, then an alternative public address must be provided to DHP. When a public address is not provided, the official address of record will be used as the public address and may at certain times be disclosed. (Note: the License Lookup feature on the DHP public website does not contain the full address of the health professional. However, public addresses are available by contacting Virginia Interactive Premium Service.) An individual is not required to submit a place of residence for either the official address of record or the public address. A post office box or a practice location is acceptable.

Changes to either address may be made at the time of renewal, at any time by written notification to the Board, or at any time by accessing your licensure information through the online system. Any change that is made to one of the addresses does not automatically update the other address. Address information should be kept current at all times.

Regulated Professions

The following professions are regulated by the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Applications & Forms

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News and Updates

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Useful Links

For information on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) from the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners:

For information on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), national examination score transfers, continuing education approval, and more from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards:

Laws & Regulations

View the Laws and Regulations governing Veterinary Medicine

Guidance Documents

View and download the list of available guidance documents from the Board of Veterinary Medicine. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.

Board Members, Meetings and Minutes

View the current Members of the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

View the Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to common questions.

Regulatory Town Hall

The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.