Board Office Information

The purpose of this site is to exchange informational resources with Louisiana's Veterinary community. Within this website you will find important and relevant news about licensure, our Newsletters, information on current Board and Staff members, important literature, and links to other relevant web sites. We hope that you find the site helpful.

Effective July 5, 2015

301 Main St., Suite 1050

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Phone (225) 342-2176

Fax (225) 342-2142

Note: LBVM has approved the following online programs for LA DVM & CAET CE credits for compliance with Act 76 of the 2017 session. (up to 2.5 CE credits, (1 CE credit), (note – these are human medicine/dental, but ARE APPROVED by LBVM for LA DVM CE credits to Act 76 of 2017), (1.5 CE credits), the Acadiana Veterinary Medical Association February 2018 Meeting, the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association April 2018 Meeting, the Northeast Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association April 2018 Meeting and the Baton Rouge Area Veterinary Medical Association May 2018 Meeting, Florida Parish Veterinary Medical Association May 2018 Meeting (3 credits).

Please note the renewal packets are mailed out the last week of June each year.


The Louisiana State Board of Veterinary Medicine was created within the Department of Health and Hospitals to promote the public health, safety and welfare by safeguarding the peoples of the State of Louisiana from incompetent and dishonest practices of veterinary medicine; to encourage more effective utilization of the skills of licensed veterinarians for the health and welfare of animal patients in the delegating of certain veterinary health care tasks to qualified Registered Veterinary Technicians; and to provide the most humane restraint, capture and death possible for unwanted, diseased, dangerous, and discarded animals with the training of Certified Animal Euthanasia Technicians for animal control. The right to practice veterinary medicine is a privilege as set forth by the Legislature and enforced by the Board.

Important News & Updates

Check the "Important News" section for dates and deadlines.