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Board of Veterinary Examiners

Attention: The division is recruiting for multiple positions across the state to fill vacancies in important roles. Most positions are telework-capable and could work outside our home office locations. Click here to review job descriptions and apply. Check back often as new recruitments are added.

Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates due to limited resources and staffing vacancies. Official copies of license certificates are now provided in licensees’ individual MY LICENSE self-service portal accounts. The certificates will be located under the “initial application” and “renewal” events in the MY LICENSE account.

If you need guidance on how to set up for or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE here.

Public Notice:

Notice of Adopted Changes to the Regulations of the Board of Veterinary Examiners

On August 25, 2022, the Board of Veterinary Examiners adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 68 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulations concern establishing standards and a process for applying for a temporary military courtesy license to practice veterinary medicine or as a veterinary technician.The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on December 30, 2022, and will go into effect on January 29, 2023. Please click here to see the filed version of the regulations.

The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 245, April 2023 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

For licenses expiring 12/31/2022:

Per 12 AAC 02.940(d), if you submit the renewal application and required fee before your license expiration date, your license will be extended to 3/31/2023 while staff review and process your renewal application. Once your renewal application is processed and complete, the extension date will be amended again accordingly. You may see the extension to 3/31/2023 appear anytime between now and December 31st. Please check your MY LICENSE self-service portal for additional updates and information that may be needed to complete your renewal.

It is Time to Renew Your License!

Click Here to Renew Online

Valid License Numbers Contain Either:

6 numbers
OR
4 letters + at least 1 number

If you have an alpha-numeric license number, you must enter all of the characters in order to renew online. EXAMPLE: ABCD1234

MY LICENSE Online Renewal

Please use our convenient MY LICENSE online renewal application. In most cases your license will be renewed immediately. Due to a heavy volume of renewal activities, processing time for renewal applications received by mail may take up to 4-6 weeks.

In order to receive communication via email, your email address of record must be current at all times. You may verify your current email address via the MY LICENSE self-service portal. If you are expecting communication from our office, please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folder.

If you have not registered, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the MY LICENSE customer home page at: ProfessionalLicense.Alaska.Gov/MYLICENSE
  2. If you have an existing myAlaska account, enter your account information. If not, please create an account. You will be redirected to the MY LICENSE customer home page.
  3. Under Access an Existing License, enter your license number and Web Authorization Code, if one has been provided. This information is on your renewal notice.
  4. To renew your license, simply select the license you wish to renew from the Professional Licensing section.

The Board of Veterinary Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of four veterinarians and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician

Mission Statement

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of Alaskans by ensuring that veterinarian practitioners possess and maintain a level of skill and knowledge necessary to provide safe, competent professional veterinary services to consumers and to protect the public from veterinary practitioners who pose a risk to the public's health, safety, and welfare.

Customer Contact Form

Do you have questions about your professional license? Please fill out our Customer Contact Form for the fastest response.

Requirements for Continuing Education

Board approval for trainings, conferences, symposiums, etc. in accordance with 12 AAC 68.230(a)(6).

The following 5 items must be submitted as individual documents. Incomplete submissions will be returned and will not be considered by the Board.

  1. Instructor's CV
  2. Statement of the course intent.
  3. Course Outline, including the topics covered.
  4. Time Budget
  5. Statement of disclosure of a conflict of interest that would specifically address whether the instructors receive funding from a drug or device manufacturer; or other funding sources specific to the course of instruction

Relevant information can be submitted to boardofveterinaryexaminers@alaska.gov

Alaska's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

CLICK HERE for more information about the Alaska PDMP.

Veterinarian Resources & Educational Information

Opioid Resources for Veterinarians

Xylazine Linked with Drug Overdoses in Humans

Important Notice Regarding Telemedicine:

Following SB74, businesses engaged in the practice of telemedicine are required to register for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR) through the Professional Licensing Section. Please click here to access the application and additional information regarding the registry. Please note that the application is for businesses rather than individual licensees to register; if you have any questions regarding scope of practice requirements or limitations regarding telemedicine, please contact the Board or program’s Licensing Examiner.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing veterinary practice in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The Board meets three times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of veterinary practice in other states.

American Association of Veterinary State Boards

380 West 22nd Street Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: (877) 698-8482
Fax: (877) 931-1604
Website: aavsb.org
E-mail: aavsb@aavsb.org

Alaska Board of Veterinary Examiners Listserv

Sign up here: http://list.state.ak.us/mailman/listinfo/ak.vet.mail

The practice of veterinary medicine is a rapidly evolving profession. By signing up for ListServ announcements, you will receive periodic emails pertaining to board meetings, changes in regulations, and other important information regarding the practice of veterinary medicine in Alaska. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact Information

Phone: (907) 465-2550
Email: BoardofVeterinaryExaminers@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806