Board of Veterinary Medicine

GUIDANCE PAPER VETERINARY-CLIENT-PATIENT RELATIONSHIPS (VCPR), Released August 11, 2020 (PDF)

GUIDANCE PAPER LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER AND VACCINE CLINIC OFFERINGS, Released August 11, 2020 (PDF)

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO THE ABOVE GUIDANCE PAPERS FROM RACHEL FISKE, DVM, ASSISTANT STATE VETERINARIAN, Released August 21, 2020 (PDF)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION & FORESTRY DIVISION OF ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH, INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR AGRICULTURE/ANIMAL CARE OPERATIONS, Updated May 6, 2020 (PDF)

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Although our building in Gardiner, Maine is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our staff remains available to resolve your complaints, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and regulated industries.

Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation

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Purpose

The State Board of Veterinary Medicine was established to protect the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine in order to maintain high professional standards.

The primary responsibilities of the Board are to evaluate applicant qualifications, to administer examinations of applicants, to grant licenses to those who meet board requirements, investigate complaints, and take appropriate disciplinary action.

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx?board=4120. This database is updated in real time as changes occur. The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.

Future correspondence from the Board of Veterinary Medicine will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.

Notice to Veterinarians Regarding Prescriber information: "OPT OUT"

10 Day Notification

What's New

Press Release

Policy on Veterans Preference

Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017 (PDF)

Laws/Statutory

New Law Takes Effect September 19, 2019

Public Law Chapter 503, Part A (LD 1746)
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0580&item=8&snum=129
Brief Summary: Expands grounds for discipline to include failure to provide to a patient, upon written request, a copy of that patient's treatment records within a reasonable amount of time as may be determined by the applicable board.

The following Law was enacted by the 128th Maine Legislature. The general effective date for nonemergency Laws passed in the Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature is Wednesday August 1, 2018

LD 1730 Public Law Chapter 360 - An Act To Change the Procedures for Veterinarians in the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (PDF)

Rulemaking

Notice of Agency Proposed Rulemaking - Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation Chapter 10 Establishment of License Fees (PDF)

Current Important Notices/Reminders