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Board Mission 

The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine is the licensing agency for veterinarians in the state of Minnesota and was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 1893. The seven members of the board are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms; five members are licensed veterinarians and two are public members.

The mission of the board is to promote, preserve, and protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and animals through the effective control and regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine.

License Renewals

If you have an even-numbered license, it is time to renew! Please click the image below to access the license renewal page. You will need to know your license number and last four digits of your social security number to renew online. If you would prefer, you may send a paper renewal form and check to the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Please click here to review the 2013 renewal newsletter and to get up to date with all the latest news from the board!

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Governor Dayton Announces Board Member Appointments

Dr. Mary Olson, a 1976 graduate of the University of Minnesota, has been appointed to the Board for a four year term beginning March 2, 2014. Dr. Olson practices and is one of the owners at East Central Veterinarians in Cambridge and Mora. She is a past president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Olson and two other veterinarians are responsible for leading the Miracle of Birth Center at the Minnesota State Fair for nine years. She brings a wealth of veterinary expertise and public service leadership in many areas to the Board.

Dr. Barb Fischley, a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota, finishing her first term on the Board, has been reappointed for a second term. Dr. Fischley, a small animal veterinarian, has served very effectively as a member of one of the small animal complaint review committees, the impaired veterinarian complaint review committee, and as secretary of the Board.

The Board thanks Dr. Joanne Schulman, departing Board member, for her 12 years of outstanding commitment to the public and veterinarians of the state, which included five years of leadership as the president of the Board.

Professional Firm Initial Registration

The Board of Veterinary Medicine recently sent out information in the Spring newsletter regarding registration of professional firms with the board. Minnesota Statutes, Section 319B, the Professional Firms Act requires every professional veterinary firm that provides services of a licensed professional to be registered with the Secretary of State AND the Board of Veterinary Medicine. Please read the Professional Firms page on our web site for registration information, forms, examples of registration filing documents, and frequently asked questions.


The Board of Veterinary Medicine welcomed its new Executive Director, Dr. Julia Wilson, on March 18, 2013. Dr. Wilson is a board certified internal medicine specialist and was a faculty member and clinician at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She succeeds Dr. John King, who is returning to veterinary practice as well as serving as a County Commissioner for Le Sueur County.

The Board of Veterinary Medicine also welcomed its new state program administrator, Mollie Brucher, on April 24, 2013. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in psychology. Prior to working for the board, she served as a drafting and editing assistant for the Office of the Revisor. Ms. Brucher succeeds Donna Carolus, who retired after 23 years of service to the board. 

The Board of Veterinary Medicine is now sending out a digital newsletter after board meetings to keep you up to date with the latest news and information about veterinary medicine in Minnesota. Please click here to see the Spring 2014 edition of the newsletter. If you did not receive this newsletter in February, please use this page to update your email address.

Rabies Vaccination 

The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine is providing to all Minnesota licensed veterinarians a Rabies Vaccination Guidance Document. This document was created to be a reference document and provide information to veterinarians who administer rabies vaccine to companion animals.

Click the link to view the document: 

Guidance Document

Rabies Vaccination Committee Report

BAH/BVM letter to the Minnesota League of Cities.

Board of Animal Health's Recommendations to Veterinarians on How to Amend Rabies Certificates.

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