Verification of License (DVMs), Registration (RVTs) or Certificate (CAETs)
The LA Board of Veterinary Medicine now has a real-time active registry that can be accessed to allow interested parties to verify the current status of all active AND expired DVM licensees (including Faculty licensees), RVT certificate holders and CAET certificate holders. This online registry is updated immediately once a license or certificate has been issued or renewed. The LBVM License Registry does not currently include any disciplinary information for current, active licensees and certificate holders. For such information, a request for public records must be made in writing to the Board either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (5825 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70803).
Practicing veterinary medicine in the state of Louisiana without a current, active license is a direct violation of the LA Veterinary Practice Act and is a serious offense for which the Board can take action. If you suspect someone of practicing veterinary medicine without a current, active license – such as an expired license – as indicated in the LBVM License Registry, the Board urges you to submit a formal complaint at www.lsbvm.org/complaints for investigation.