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

Upcoming Board Meetings

The NCVMB will hold a special (non-regularly scheduled) meeting on April 18th at 12 noon. This meeting will be held by conference phone call. The public may attend (listen) to this meeting at 1611 Jones Franklin Road, Suite 106, Raleigh, NC on the date and time listed above.

Notice of Proposed Rule Change

21 NCAC 66 .0206 and .0311

Board  Statistics As of March 1, 2017

Licensed Veterinarians = 4,523
Registered Technicians =1,438
Practice Facilities = 1,218