'23-'24 Renewal Cycle Opens July 1st, 2023
Start Entering Your CE Now!
Licensees can log into the LBVM License Portal and submit completed Continuing Education activity prior to the renewal cycle opening up! Check our the ’23-’24 renewal instructions at www.lsbvm.org/renewal.
The LBVM was originally created within the Department of Health and Hospitals to promote the public health, safety and welfare by safeguarding the peoples of the state of Louisiana from incompetent and dishonest practices of veterinary medicine; to encourage more effective utilization of the skills of licensed veterinarians for the health and welfare of animal patients in the delegating of certain veterinary health care tasks to qualified Registered Veterinary Technicians; and to provide the most humane restraint, capture and death possible for unwanted, diseased, dangerous, and discarded animals with the training of Certified Animal Euthanasia Technicians for animal control. The right to practice veterinary medicine is a privilege as set forth by the Legislature and enforced by the Board.
Effective August 1, 2018, the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine was moved to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
LA Veterinary Practice Act & Rulemaking
The Louisiana Veterinary Practice Act, the Board Rules, and complimentary legal authority are provided below; however, they are continuously under review and potentially subject to adoption, amendment or repeal at any time based on circumstances presented. It would be prudent to follow the appropriate procedure when submitting queries, when applicable, by reviewing Rule 1423 regarding Declaratory Statements.
Current rulemaking activity as it relates to the LA Veterinary Practice Act can be found at www.lsbvm.org/rulemaking.
LA Veterinary Practice Act, Rules & Standards, Complimentary Laws, & Code of Ethics
If the PDF document of the LA Veterinary Practice Act above does not indicate on the bottom of page one that it was last updated in October ’22, you will need to press the F5 key on your keyboard to refresh the file.)
Recent Board News
Countdown to ’23-’24 License Renewals
The '23-'24 Renewal Cycle opens on July 1, 2023! All licenses and certificates issued for DVMs, RVTs, CAETs, and REDs expire annually on September 30th. Any license or certificate not properly renewed – with all Continuing Education hours completed and submitted along...
CAET Training Scheduled for October 12, 2023 in Alexandria, LA
The LBVM is pleased to announce that a certification course for CAETs has been scheduled for October 12, 2023 in Alexandria, LA. Only persons who have completed this course and passed the examinations can be fully certified as a CAET (Certified Animal Euthanasia...
Attend Board Meetings & Earn Continuing Education Hours
At its April 6, 2023 meeting, the Board voted to approve CE hours for any licensee who attends LBVM board meetings! A maximum of three (3) CE hours can be earned from each meeting attendance, and the licensee must be present for at least three hours to earn all three...