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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.

Due to the current State of Emergency around the COVID-19 Health Advisory, all board and licensing business is being done electronically via email at this time. Please do not call the office or any board phone listed on this page at this time. Please email vetboard@oplc.nh.gov and your inquiry will be responded to as soon as possible during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

For further 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 pdf file Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H
    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.

Contact the Board

Phone Number: (603) 271-9369
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
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152