The mission of the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) is to protect consumers and animals by regulating licensees, promoting professional standards, and diligent enforcement of the California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act.
Effective May 15, 2019, the Veterinary Medical Board is starting the Project Green Initiative and eliminating the multiple page paper renewal notice. The Board will only send out a one-page renewal notification directing all licensees to renew via BreEZe online.
On April 17, 2019, the Veterinary Medical Board unapproved the current CVTE for Registered Veterinarian Technician (RVT) applicants. Passing the CVTE is no longer required in order to be licensed as an RVT.
The Examination Development Program is seeking currently licensed California veterinarians actively living and working in California to help write and review test questions for the California State Board Examination.
Beginning on January 1, 2018, in order to renew a veterinarian license, a licensee must complete a minimum of one credit hour of continuing education on the judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs every four years.
Pursuant to Senate Bill 1480 (Hill, Chapter 571, Statutes of 2018), effective January 1, 2019, veterinarians are required to offer to provide drug consultations for dangerous drugs (Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 4829.5).