Initial registration fee $100
Annual registration fee $25
Information about registering a practice as a professional firm, including Minnesota Statutes regarding organization as a professional firm, annual costs of registering with the Board, and requirements of a professional firm.
Minnesota Statutes 319B, The Professional Firms Act requires that any veterinary clinic or hospital that is organized as a corporation, a limited liability partnership, or a limited liability company must register with the Board (filed under 302A, 317A, or 322B). If you are unsure about which category your professional firm falls under, you may find your business information using the Secretary of State's website by searching via your practice name.
Please see the professional firms page on our website for more information and registration forms.
2. $100 filing fee payable via check to the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine
3. Organizational articles from the Secretary of State
4. Certificate of authority from the Secretary of State
If the new owner of the professional firm is purchasing the existing corporation no additional filings are required. If the new owner is purchasing only the assets of the existing business, but not the corporate structure then they need to file new articles.
If your professional firm is filed through the Secretary of State under Minnesota Statutes 302A, 317A, or 322B and you are a multi-veterinarian professional firm, you need to contact the Board office if you are not registered through the Board of Veterinary Medicine.
An easy way to check what article number your professional firm is licensed under is through the Secretary of State's website. Simply type your practice name into the search feature and click search. Your professional firm should appear as a link below the search bar. The business record will provide you with basic filing information, including the filing statute number.
You will not receive a penalty for years you were not registered with the Board, but please contact the Board if you think you are supposed to be registered. The Professional Firms Act (Minnesota Statutes 319B) came into effect in 1997, so this is not new legislation, and firms have been registering with the Board since the early 1970's. If your professional firm has been active under a different name, please make a note of that when you contact the Board as we may have information on file about the previous firm. Questions can be directed to Mollie Brucher at 651-201-2844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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