The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter-he's got to just know. ~ Will Rogers

NMBVM Information Updates

MAY 17, 2019 SHELTER COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

To access the May 17, 2019 shelter committee meeting agenda, click here.
 

BOARD-SET, REDUCED FEE STATE EXAMINATIONS – MAY 15, 2019

Applications are no longer being accepted for the Board-set examinations scheduled for May 15, 2019. Applications continue to be accepted to take the examination on a date of the applicant’s choosing for the higher examination fee of $500.
 

APRIL 26, 2019 BOARD MEETING PROPOSED AGENDA

To access the April 26, 2019 Board meeting proposed agenda, click here.
 

OCTOBER 19, 2018 BOARD MEETING MINUTES

To access the October 19, 2018 Board meeting minutes, click here.
 

APRIL 3, 2019 BOARD MEETING

To access the April 3, 2019 Special Board meeting agenda, click here.
 

JANUARY 25, 2019 SHELTERING COMMITTEE MEETING

To access the January 25, 2019 sheltering committee meeting agenda, click here.
 

2019 BOARD MEETING DATES

The Board has set the 2019 regular meeting dates; venues will be determined at a later date.

  • January 25, 2019
  • April 26, 2019
  • July 19, 2019
  • October 25, 2019

 

TELEMEDICINE/TELEHEALTH

New Mexico-licensed veterinarians are reminded that an established valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship must exist when treating a patient via telemedicine/telehealth. Licensees are advised to refer to the AVMA for its established guidelines for the use of telemedicine/telehealth.
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – VETERINARIAN SERVICES

New Mexico Racing Commission Veterinarian Employment Opportunity. DEADLINE: May 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
 

FORMER ANIMAL SHELTERING BOARD

On July 1, 2018, the Animal Sheltering Board will no longer have jurisdiction of its applicants and licensees. On that date, the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine will assume regulation and licensing of Animal Sheltering Board applicants and licensees. The Board of Veterinary Medicine will be establishing new procedures; therefore, current application and licensure processes are subject to change. Please call the Board of Veterinary Medicine office for information at 505-553-7021; office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including the noon hour.
 

TRANSFER OF ANIMAL SHELTERING BOARD LICENSEES TO BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Board of Veterinary Medicine completed the transfer of former Animal Sheltering Board licensees on August 29, 2018. September renewals were mailed on August 30, 2018; if you renew in September and did not receive a renewal form, please contact the Board’s Executive Director.
 

SHELTERING PROVIDERS CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

The Board of Veterinary Medicine is developing teaching materials for continuing education for Euthanasia Technicians and Euthanasia Instructors; therefore, the requirement for the 2018-2019 licensing year is waived until the materials are approved and classes are available. Continuing education hours accrued during the period of waiver will be carried forward to the 2019 renewal year. If you have questions, contact the Board’s Executive Director.
 

HAZARDOUS DRUGS – HANDLING IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

The links below will provide information concerning USP 800 and the handling of hazardous drugs.

2004 NIOSH Alert https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-165/pdfs/2004-165.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2004165

2016 NIOSH Hazardous Drug (HD) list information https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2016-161/pdfs/2016-161.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions: <800> Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings http://www.usp.org/frequently-asked-questions/hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare-settings

Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD), medication administration; PPE; and administrative controls https://www.readyfor800.com/administering-hds-necessary-ppe/
 

NEW CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CLASSIFICATION

Click on the link for information.
 

BOARD-SET, REDUCED FEE STATE EXAMINATIONS – 2019

The New Mexico Veterinary Jurisprudence and New Mexico Veterinary Technician Examinations will be administered on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and May 15, 2019 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Venue to be determined.

Board-set reduced examination fees:

  • DVM – $300;
  • RVT – $85

 

DVM, RVT EXAMINATIONS

New Mexico DVM and RVT examinations are administered throughout the year in the Board office. Fees for DVM and RVT examinations on a date selected by the applicant are:

  • DVM – $500
  • RVT – $100

 

In the Matter of Michael Robert Pirrone, DVM-1827

Click on the link to access the DECISION AND ORDER from the formal disciplinary hearing.
 

In the Matter of Leandro Gutierrez, Jr., DVM-1494

Click the link to access the ORDER FROM THE FORMAL DISCIPLINARY HEARING.
 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE, ADDICTION, SUPPORT AND RECOVERY

Click the links for information about addiction in the veterinary population and resources available
 

BOARD REMINDER

The Board rule below provides specific language concerning direct supervision.  All quantifiers set out in the rule must be satisfied. 

16.25.9.20       DIRECT SUPERVISION OF NON-VETERINARIANS:  Non-licensed individuals are prohibited from practicing veterinary medicine which includes but is not limited to chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, therapeutic massage, dentistry, embryo transfer or any other related services on animals as defined in NMSA 1978, Section 61-14-2(B)(1), except under the direct supervision of a New Mexico-licensed veterinarian.

  1. Direct supervision includes the following:

(1)     the licensed veterinarian must have established a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship;

(2)     the treatment must be performed on the order of a licensed veterinarian;

(3)     the licensed veterinarian must be on the premises and readily available;

(4)     the licensed veterinarian must assume liability for the quality of any treatment performed; and

(5)     the fee for services rendered shall be paid to the licensed veterinarian or licensed facility.

[16.25.9.20 NMAC – Rp 16.25.9.20 NMAC, 01-17-2014]
 

USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

Click here for more information.
 

INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT OF LIVESTOCK IN NEW MEXICO

New Mexico livestock producers should be aware that some restrictions or additional entry requirements may be necessary for interstate and international movement of livestock from New Mexico. The New Mexico Livestock Board State Veterinarian encourages managers and producers of major equine shows and events to call the New Mexico Livestock Board, 505-841-6161, for guidance on ways to minimize disruption of shows and events.
 

VETERINARY CONTINUING EDUCATION TRACKING (VCET)

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is offering a tracking service for continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.  The service is accessible by going to http://www.AAVSB.org and clicking on Are you tracking your CE? on the home page.  The sign up process is easy and will prove to be a time saver at annual renewal time.
 

VETERINARY EXTERNS PERFORMING SURGERY

The exemption to licensure as set out in 61-14-14 B applies specifically to students in veterinary school as described; therefore, the students can perform surgery working under the direct supervision on a New Mexico-licensed veterinarian.
 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD

The Board continues to be notified of the solicitations to veterinarians for the purchase of drugs for re-sale to companies offering an incentive of paying a percentage of the sales of the drugs to the veterinarian ordering the drugs.  Be advised, this type of dispensing of prescription drugs is in violation of the Board’s Rules, specifically:

16.25.9.17 A. No legend or controlled drug shall be prescribed, dispensed, or administered without the establishment of a veterinary-client-patient relationship.
 

COMPOUNDING VETERINARIAN PRODUCTS

The Board of Pharmacy has provided clarification concerning the compounding of veterinarian products.  Please click here to view the Board of Pharmacy’s Regulation concerning this topic.