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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.

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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

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

Veterinarian Resources & Educational Information

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

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Contact Information

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