Board of Veterinary Examiners 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. Due to multiple recent vacancies on staff and increased COVID-related workloads, we are currently unable to return calls and emails within our normal processing times. Our primary focus is on reviewing and issuing licenses. If you have applied for licensure, please check the MY LICENSE online portal for real-time updates on the progress of your application. Answers to most other questions can be located using the links on the right-hand side of the page. Thank you for your patience while we attend to these priorities, and we will respond to your inquiry within five business days. Public Notice: Notice of Proposed Regulations The Board of Veterinary Examiners proposes to adopt changes to the regulations regarding examinations, veterinarian-client-patient relationships, the prescription drug monitoring program, and definitions. Proposed Regulations Changes Proposed Regulations Proposed Regulations FAQ Written comment deadline: May 24, 2021, 4:30 p.m. The Board will be holding an oral hearing at their meeting, June 2nd. See Regulation Notice for further information. WARNING: Callers Posing as Law Enforcement The State of Alaska DCCED Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing is warning the public and professional licensees about criminals posing as Professional Board investigators or other law enforcement personnel as part of a scheme to defraud professional licensees. The licensees targeted in this scheme are those who hold a healthcare license and a DEA registration. The criminals will call the victims (who in most cases are professional licensees in the State of Alaska), and advise them that their professional license is suspended because they are suspected of drug trafficking on the Texas-Mexico Border or some other location. They will further inform the licensee’s that they are the main suspect of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) drug trafficking investigation. The licensee’s professional license number and DEA registration number will be verified by the criminal asking the victim a series of questions. Impersonators will generally threaten the victim with arrest and to serve time in jail if they do not cooperate with the “investigation” and agree to pay a fine or bond. The State of Alaska DCCED/CBPL Investigations unit will never call a member of the public or a licensee demanding money. Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be a State of Alaska Professional Licensing Board Investigator or other law enforcement official seeking money should refuse the demand and report the contact to the FBI, DEA, their local law enforcement agency or contact the Division Investigations Unit at 907-269-8124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. COVID-19 Information for Veterinary Practice: Health Mandate 15 Clarification Urgent and Emergent Procedures If staff member tests positive for COVID-19 SB241-CE Exemption COVID-19 and Animals 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. Instructor's CV Statement of the course intent. Course Outline, including the topics covered. Time Budget 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 email@example.com 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 Occupational 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. Contact Information Phone:(907) 465-1037 Email: BoardOfVeterinaryExaminers@Alaska.Gov PO Box 110806 Juneau, AK 99811-0806 American Associaton 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.