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Board of Veterinary Examiners

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 as an 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 investigations@alaska.gov.

PDMP Announcement:

An enhancement feature was enabled that sent notices to users stating their accounts were deactivated. If you received this notice, first try to log into you PDMP account. If you had a pending account (did not yet have access) and were deactivated, it is not necessary to re-register. If you are unable to log in, please send an email to akpdmp@alaska.gov. We are working with our vendor to resolve this issue.

Adopted Regulations Notice:

On July 7, 2020, the Board of Veterinary Examiners adopted regulation changes to Title 12, Chapter 68 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulations concern examinations, temporary permits and licenses.

The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on August 21, 2020 of the Alaska Administrative Code, and will go into effect September 20, 2020. See copy of the filed version of the regulations below.

Filed Regulations

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.

Requirements for Continuing Education

The following are criteria that the Board of Veterinary Examiners would like to see when considering CE courses or other such events (i.e.: trainings, conferences or symposiums) for approval:

  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

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

Ilsa Lund, Licensing Examiner
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: aavsb@aavsb.org