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.
Effective August 1, 2018, the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine was moved to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
LBVM American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy
— Medical Inquiry Form (for LBVM Employees or Employment Applicants ONLY)
— Request for Accommodations Form (for applicants for licensure, employment applicants, members of the public)
* Accommodation request for the online taking of the NAVLE or VTNE are handled by ICVA and AAVSB, respectfully. More details on what is required can be found on the application instructions pages for DVMs and/or RVTs.
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