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


Additional Board Meeting
May 3
Meeting begins at 5:00 PM

Board  Statistics As of April 1, 2017

Licensed Veterinarians = 4,543
Registered Technicians =1,438
Practice Facilities = 1,222