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Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine


The Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine is a six-member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board is composed of five licensed, practicing veterinarians and one consumer member. They are responsible for the regulation of licensed veterinarians, veterinarian technicians and faculty veterinarians in Georgia. The Board reviews applications, administers examinations, licenses qualified applicants and regulates the practice of licensees throughout the state. Complaints are investigated and, if warranted, disciplinary action may be taken by the Board. Board meetings are held approximately six times each year and are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for the board’s consideration should submit a written request to the office.

The practice of veterinary medicine consists of the diagnosis, care and treatment of animal abnormalities or diseases. As a learned science, applicants must meet specific veterinary education and examination requirements before an application for licensure is considered.

The board regulates individual practitioners of veterinary medicine and requires each licensed veterinarian to maintain minimum standards of care, at the facility where he or she is employed, as set forth in the Board's rules.


        THE LAPSED-LATE RENEWAL PERIOD 

                                   HAS BEGUN!                                   



If you did not renew your license prior to December 31, 2014, your license will soon enter a lapse-late renewal status and you may not continue to practice in the state of Georgia. BUT WAIT! IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO RENEW! NOT TOO LATE TO RENEW! GO ONLINE AND RENEW BEFORE March 31, 2015!  

If you apply to renew your license between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2015, the renewal fee will include a penalty surcharge for late renewal.  Simply complete the renewal application and submit it along with the renewal fee, a secure and verifiable document, a notarized affidavit of citizenship as well as any other supporting documentation, to include proof of completion of all continuing education requirements if you were selected for an audit. submit it along with the renewal fee, a secure and verifiable document, a notarized affidavit of citizenship as well as any other supporting documentation, to include proof of completion of all continuing education requirements if you were selected for an audit. 

Please be aware that once the late renewal period has begun, all required documentation must be received in the board office prior to the close of business on March 31, 2015 in order for the application to be considered as complete begun, all required documentation must be received in the board office prior to the close of business on March 31, 2015 in order for the application to be considered as complete.  

Should the application and supporting documents not be submitted by the date indicated, the renewal fee is forfeited and the license will lapse and no longer be eligible for renewal.  Applicants will then be required to apply for licensure by reinstatement which requires a reinstatement application and an additional fee.






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214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
404.656.2881
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