Board office location effective July 6, 2015.

New Address = 301 Main St., Suite 1050, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.

The Board office has relocated following a facilities incident which caused damage to the electrical systems in that location.

Annual renewal packets will be mailed out the last week of June.

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 Newsletter, information on current Board and Staff members, important literature, and links to other relevant web sites. We hope that you find the site helpful.


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 Schedules & Deadlines