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NMBVM Information Updates

2015 BOARD MEETING DATES

The Board has set the 2015 regular meeting dates; venues will be determined at a later date.

  • January 9, 2015
  • April 3, 2015
  • June 19, 2015
  • October 2, 2015

BOARD-SET EXAMINATION DATES AT A REDUCED FEE

The reduced fee examination dates for 2015 are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fees for Board-set examination dates are as follows and must be submitted with the application form:

  • DVM – $300
  • RVT – $75

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.

BOVINE AI/PD

The requirements for bovine artificial insemination and pregnancy diagnosis permits have changed.  Information can be accessed at Licensing Procedures tab above.

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 and Regulations, 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.