Board Office Information

Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Veterinary Medicine website. The purpose of this site is to exchange informational resources with Louisiana’s Veterinary community. Within this website, you will find important and relevant news about veterinary licensing, practices, legislation and more. We hope this collection of resources is beneficial to you.

Our Mission

The Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine was 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.

Per Act 515 of the 2018 Regular Session, effective August 1, 2018, the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine was moved to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Per Act 655 of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine gives notice to its licensees and applicants of their opportunity to file a complaint about board actions or procedures. You may submit such complaints to one or more of the following:

 

LA Board of Veterinary Medicine
5825 Florida Blvd  Baton Rouge, LA 70806  225-925-6620; director@lsbvm.org
 
Committee on House & Governmental Affairs, LA House of Representatives
P.O. Box 44486  Baton Rouge, LA 70804  225-342-2403; h&ga@legis.la.gov
 
Committee on Senate & Governmental Affairs, LA Senate
P.O. Box 94183  Baton Rouge, LA 70804  225-342-9845; s&g@legis.la.gov

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