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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.

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