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.
If your Minnesota veterinary license ends in an odd-number, it is time to renew your license! The license renewal period will end on February 28, 2015 at midnight, after which a $50 late fee will go into effect. Please remember Minnesota veterinarians are required to have 40 hours of continuing education credits in the 2-year licensing period (March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2015). You may visit our CE webpage for more information, including an explanation of interactive versus non-interactive CE credits.
The Board has a new online license renewal system which will require you to first create a new user account by entering your full name, license number, social security number, and date of birth to create an individual user name and password. Please save your user name and password as you will maintain your veterinary license through this online license system in the future. Instructions for creating a new account and renewing your license are available here. Instructions for the renewal process and creating a user name and password can be found here
If you are applying for a veterinary license in another state or Canadian province, there is usually a requirement for a license verification (or letter of good standing) from other states where you have been licensed. If you are a Minnesota licensed veterinarian and you need a letter sent from the Minnesota Board to another state, please follow the directions on this page: click here.
There is a $25.00 fee for the Minnesota Board to send a license verification to another state. If the state in which you are seeking licensure requires an alternative form to be filled out, please provide the Board with this alternative form. The Board will send out a standard verification form once your payment has process and it will contain information about the licensee including name, license issue and expiration date, license number, and if any board action has been taken against the license. Click here to fill out the online license verification form.
The Board of Veterinary Medicine has two openings for licensed veterinarians residing in Minnesota to serve on the Small Animal Complaint Review Committees (2). These positions are open to veterinarians residing in Minnesota with active licenses to practice veterinary medicine. Board members are considered volunteers. However, a member does receive a modest per diem for time spent on the work of the Board and travel to the meetings. The time commitment for a veterinarian on the Small Animal Complaint Review Committee is: 3 - 5 Board meetings/years for an entire afternoon; 10 - 20 complaint review conferences of 2 hours each/year; and 1-2 hours a week reviewing complaint files. The terms are for 4 years, and members can reapply for 2nd and 3rd terms.
The Secretary of State's Office is now accepting applications for the open positions. These will be reviewed by the Governor who will make the appointments. The new Board members' term will begin January 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The Open Appointments Vacancy Notice is available on page 39 under Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine. Click here to download the PDF from the Secretary of State's website.
The Secretary of State's link to online applications or a downloadable application can be found on this page: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=308
Please contact Dr. Wilson at the Board of Veterinary Medicine if you have questions about the positions. (651) 201-2844 or email@example.com
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 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 Fall 2014 edition of the newsletter. If you did not receive this newsletter in February, please use this page to update your email address.
Previous editions of the newsletter can be found here.
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. If you are unable to open the document, please try using a different web browser or please visit our Other News section for links to the documents.
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