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

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE ANIMAL SHELTER FACILITY INSPECTOR

Click on the link for information on the animal shelter facility inspector position.
 

APRIL 20, 2018 RULES HEARING AGENDA

Click on the link for the rules hearing agenda.
 

APRIL 20, 2018 REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Click on the link for the regular board meeting agenda.
 

PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR BOARD MEETING

The New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine (NMBVM) will hold a Rules Hearing on Friday, April 20, 2018. Following the Rules Hearing, the Board of Veterinary Medicine will convene a regular meeting to adopt the rules and take care of regular business. The Board of Veterinary Medicine Rules Hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the regular meeting will convene following the Rules Hearing. The Rules Hearing and regular meeting will be held at the New Mexico Gaming Control Board Hearing Room located at 4900 Alameda Boulevard, N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113.

Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained in person from Frances R. Sowers, Executive Director of the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine, 7301 Jefferson Street, N.E., Suite H, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109-4363, by calling (505) 553-7021 or by downloading from the Board’s web site: www.NMBVM.org. Interested persons may submit their comments on the proposed rules in writing or by email to director@NMBVM.org or by participating in the rule hearing. Written comments should be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. MDT, April 13, 2018. Written comments will be given the same consideration as oral testimony made at the public hearing.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the Board office at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats including the Board’s web site: www.NMBVM.org. Please contact the Executive Director at the address indicated herein if a summary of other type of accessible format is needed.

The Board may go into executive session at any time during the regular meeting to discuss licensee and/or personnel matters.

Agendas are available 72 hours in advance at the Board’s web site www.NMBVM.org

Click on the link to access rule 16-24-1.

Click on the link to access rule 16-24-2.

Click on the link to access rule 16-24-3.

Click on the link to access rule 16-24-4.

Click on the link to access rule 16-25-2.

Click on the link to access rule 16-25-8.
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Veterinarian position available at Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center. Click on the link for information.
 

REDUCED FEE EXAMINATION

In 2018, reduced fee DVM and RVT examinations will be administered on May 23, 2018 only. Examination will be administered at Veterinary Diagnostic Services, New Mexico Scientific Laboratories Building, 1101 Camino de Salud, N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.

Registration:                                      8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continuing Education Sessions:       9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Examination Period (two hours):     10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

  • DVM – $400
  • 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

 

2018 BOARD MEETING DATES

The Board has set the 2018 regular meeting dates; venues will be determined at a later date.

  • January 19, 2018
  • April 20, 2018
  • July 20, 2018
  • October 19, 2018

 

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.