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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.

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.


On December 30, 2020, the Board of Veterinary Medicine voted on an initial proposal amending various sections of Vet 100-200 pdf file. The Board has scheduled a public hearing on these rule changes for Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so in person at the public hearing. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the day on March 17, 2021, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to


"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


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.

Contact the Board

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

Board Members

Suzan Watkins, DVM, President
Term: 10/23/2019 - 3/5/2021

Judith Leclerc, DVM, Vice President
Term: 5/17/2017 - 3/5/2023

Kirk Smith, DVM, Member
Term: 3/6/2018 - 3/5/2023

Winifred Krogman, DVM, Member
Term: 3/6/2019 - 3/5/2024

Jill Patanagio, DVM, Member
Term: 3/11/2020 - 3/5/2025

Elaine Forst, Public Member
Term: 5/1/2013 - 10/14/2016

Claire Timbas, Member
Term: 2/3/2021 - 3/5/2026


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