'23-'24 Renewal Deadline is Sept. 30, 2023!








Enter CE & Complete Your Renewal Now!

Licensees can log into the LBVM License Portal and submit completed Continuing Education activity and complete the license renewal process! Check out the ’23-’24 renewal instructions at www.lsbvm.org/renewal.

LBVM Mission

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

Online CE Limits in Effect

The Emergency Rules enacted during COVID expired in the Spring '22 and starting July 1, 2022, the Board reverted back to its regular rules related to continuing education hours. In so doing, a maximum of 50% of the required CE hours may be obtained online - which...

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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...

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