About Us

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board (NCVMB), a state regulatory and consumer protection agency, was created in 1903 by an act of the State Legislature. Our mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the people and animals of North Carolina.

The NCVMB does this by:

  • Setting standards for the profession through statutes and administrative rules
  • Investigating complaints
  • Ensuring that applicants are qualified for licensure
  • Inspecting veterinary facilities
  • Taking disciplinary action against licensees and registrants when necessary to protect the public

Recent News

2017 Board  Meetings

January 12
March 9
May 4
June 29
August 24
October 12
November 30

1611 Jones Franklin Rd., Suite 106
Raleigh, NC 27606

Notice of Proposed Rule Change

Minimum Standards for Continuing Education


General Statute §150B-21.3A requires state agencies to review all existing administrative rules every 10 years.  In compliance with this statute, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board has conducted a review of the Board’s existing rules and made an initial determination as to the classification of each rule.  Please utilize the following link for further information and how to submit public comments.
Periodic Review of Rules