The Board has published a listing of all expired licensees for whom the last-known mailing address and/or place of employment is listed in Louisiana. In accordance with Rule 305 of the LA Veterinary Practice Act, notifications of license expiration have been sent to all expired licensees via certified mail. Additionally, the list of expired licensees has also been reported to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Food and Drug Administration, the United States Department of Agriculture, drug supply wholesalers, veterinary supply wholesalers, the Louisiana Board of Wholesale Drug Distributors, and the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association.
Pursuant to statutes §1526 and §1531 of the LA Veterinary Practice Act, any person who practices veterinary medicine without a currently valid license or temporary permit shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for no more than ninety days, or both, and each act of such unlawful practice shall constitute a distinct and separate offense. Additionally, the Board may also revoke or suspend or otherwise discipline any licensee for practicing with an expired license.
A formal complaint should be filed if someone is suspected of practicing veterinary medicine with an expired license. Instructions for filing a complaint can be found at www.lsbvm.org/complaints.