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Licenses for veterinarians expire annually on June 30, and licenses for veterinary technicians expire annually on December 31.  Renewals received after the expiration date are subject to payment of a late fee of 50% of the license fee. 


License renewals for veterinarians for 2019-20 were mailed to the licensee's address of record on May 30. The online renewal option was available beginning June 3 and ends July 28.  Late notices were mailed on July 1 to those licensees who had not renewed by the deadline and whose licenses had expired.


The practice act specifies that it is each licensee's responsibility to notify the board office of changes in the licensee's address or contact information within 60 days of a change (NDCC 43-29-07).


At its meeting on June 4, 2019, the board approved 17 candidates for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in North Dakota.  The candidates were graduates of seven different veterinary schools.


The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 15, 2019.  The meeting will be at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck.  See the meetings page for more information.


The board reports annually to the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (NDVMA).  A copy of the 2018-2019 annual report is available here.


After serving as the Executive Secretary of the North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for 22 years, Dr. John R. Boyce is retiring.  The new Executive Secretary is Dr. Sara Lyons.  The office will be moving from Bismarck to Lisbon on July 30:

    North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
    PO Box 328
    Lisbon, ND 58054

The board’s email address, ndbvme@nd.gov, will remain the same.  Beginning August 1, email addressed to Dr. Boyce at jboyce@nd.gov will be forwarded to Dr. Lyons at slyons@nd.gov.  The office telephone number will change to 701-683-4705.


Updated 7/27/2019