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Board of Veterinary Medicine

The purpose of the Board of Veterinary Medicine is to promote public health, safety and welfare by safeguarding the people of New Hampshire against incompetent, unscrupulous and unauthorized persons and from unprofessional or illegal practices by persons licensed to practice veterinary medicine.

For information regarding the Covid-19 State of Emergency, please go to the OPLC main page and follow the Covid-19 Licensee Resources Tab in the Quick Links section, or go click on the Coronavirus COVID-19 State of NH Link at the top of the OPLC Main Page.

Governor's Emergency Order

  • Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
    Modifications Applicable to all OPLC Licensed Professionals
    1. Certain Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Professionals Waived
    2. Continuing Education of Licensed Professionals Through Remote Instruction
    3. Waiver of Notarization Requirements
    4. Electronic Signatures Accepted

The right to practice veterinary medicine is a privilege granted by legislative authority to persons possessing the personal and professional qualifications specified in the New Hampshire Veterinary Practice Act.

CEU FAQs

"Please note #5 of the FAQs for CEUS does not apply for veterinary medicine licensees"

Important Renewal Notice

For those licensees with an even numbered license, the renewal of your license is due by December 31, 2020. The renewal process is going on line and instructions will be available by November 2, 2020. Please help us by emailing your current email to vetboard@oplc.nh.gov.

Contact the Board

Phone Number: (603) 271-4561
vetboard@oplc.nh.gov
Office hours:
Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Telemedicine

The appropriate use of telemedicine is not a violation of the current N.H. Veterinary Practice Act or administrative rules adopted by the Board of Veterinary Medicine. All veterinarians are reminded that they must continue to abide by the N.H. Veterinary Practice Act, RSA Chapter 332-B; the Board’s administrative rules; and, the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics of the American Veterinary Medical Association (as revised in April 2016), which all govern the practice of veterinary medicine in New Hampshire, including the requirement of having a valid, current VCPR.

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
7 Eagle Square |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152