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.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Violations include marketing unapproved new human and animal drugs, selling CBD products as dietary supplements, and adding CBD to human and animal foods. The FDA press release, dated 11/25/19, is available here. For information on the use of CBD products in animals in California, the Board's recently released Guidelines for Veterinarian Discussion of Cannabis Within the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship is available here.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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