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

AUGUST 30, 2019 PROPOSED BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Click on the link to access the proposed Board meeting agenda.
 

In the Matter of Edmond Christopher Staley, DVM-1535

Click on the link to access the Amended Settlement Agreement. Edmond Christopher Staley does not hold licensure through the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine of any type.
 

BOARD MEETING RE-SCHEDULE DATE

The meeting previously scheduled for July 19, 2019 has been re-scheduled to Friday, August 30, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m., New Mexico Gaming Control Board hearing room, 4900 Alameda Blvd., N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109. An agenda for the meeting will be posted to the Board’s website 72 hours prior to the meeting.
 

EUTHANASIA TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION/RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE

Click on the link to access class information.

Certification and re-certification classes can be applied to the required 4.0 hours of continuing education required annually.

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
  • August 30, 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.
 

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 – 2020

The New Mexico Veterinary Jurisprudence and New Mexico Veterinary Technician Examinations to be determined for calendar year 2020.

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

 

REPORTABLE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

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