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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.  And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.  ~ The Dalai Lama.

Information Updates

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.


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

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

The Board held a discussion at a regular Board meeting earlier this year concerning veterinary school students performing surgery under the supervision of a New Mexico-licensed veterinarian.
The Board determined that under 61-14-14 Exemptions, B. regular students in a veterinary school performing duties or actions assigned by an instructor or working under direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian during a school vacation period, a student can perform duties similar to those of a veterinary technician; a veterinary technician cannot perform surgery.  The Board iterated Rule B.  Only veterinarians licensed by the state of New Mexico may practice veterinary medicine in New Mexico; working under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian does not waive the requirement to hold a license. 
The Board will hold another discussion of 61-14-14 B. and B. at its next regularly scheduled Board meeting to be held October 3, 2014.

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Veterinary Clinic Building for Sale
The building is the former Animal Medical Clinic located at 1923 East First Street, Tucumcari, New Mexico and is located on two corner city lots.  The building which accommodated a large and small animal practice would be easily modifiable at reasonable expense.  Two interstates, I-40 and I-54, converge in the area with easy on and off access for clientele.  Please call Dr. Darrell Farmer for more information: 575-461-2210.

Mixed Practice Clinic for Sale
Well-established mixed practice clinic in Gallup seeks new owner or partner.  Current owner retiring and looking for someone to take over the practice.  Please call: 505.414.3056 for more information.

Red Rock Animal Hospital, Gallup, New Mexico For Sale
Contact Rebecca Robinson, CBI, at 912-230-3389 for more information.

New Mexico Sole Practitioner Practice for Sale
Contact Rebecca Robinson, CBI, at 912-230-3389 for information package and to schedule a practice visit.

The Board's revised rules were approved on December 16, 2013.  Please click here to download.

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: A. No legend or controlled drug shall be prescribed, dispensed, or administered without the establishment of a veterinary-client-patient relationship.
The Board of Pharmacy has provided clarification concerning the compounding of veterinarian products.  Please click on the link to view the Board of Pharmacy's Regulation concerning this topic.

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2011: The fee for DVM, RVT, AI, PD or Facility mailing list is $100 per spreadsheet list, $125 per mailing label list. All requests must be accompanied by the signed and dated Electronic Data Agreement.

Gross Receipts Tax

The Board recently learned from its auditors, Ricci & Company, that the Taxation and Revenue Department changed its statute related to tangible personal property used in the practice of veterinary medicine. Claims can be filed for a refund of Gross Receipts Taxes paid for the taxable years 2007-2010 based upon the previous statute. Attached is the prior statute and regulation for your use in making a claim. Click here for statute


Filings for the gross receipts tax refunds continue to be approved by the Taxation and Revenue Department. The time frame for the entire filing and approval process for claims in excess of $10,000 is typically six (6) months; claims less than $10,000 process sooner. Don't miss out on this opportunity to recoup gross receipts taxes paid on tangible personal property in relation to your practice of veterinary medicine.

The Board of Veterinary Medicine was established by statute to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine in New Mexico.  The Board works closely with the Board of Pharmacy, Livestock Board, the Department of Health,  the Solid Waste Bureau as well as the USDA, DEA and several other federal agencies.

The Board is governed by the New Mexico Practice Act and the Act's associated Rules and Regulations. The Board is comprised of seven members:  five DVMs and two public members; the Board meets four times a year in open meetings in Albuquerque.  The Board's constituency consists of the general public and professionals in the field of veterinary medicine.

All licenses are renewable on a annual basis; fifteen (15) hours of continuing education are required annually for license renewal for Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, eight (8) hours are required annually for license renewal for Registered Veterinary Technicians. 

Facility licenses are renewable annually and are inspected biennially.  The Board contracts with a licensed DVM to conduct the facility inspections throughout the state of New Mexico.  The Facility Inspector inspects the physical plant and all records as well as assisting DVMs with any difficulties they are encountering in their practice.  If deficiencies cited in an inspection report are not corrected within a reasonable length of time, the facility is presented to the Board for possible disciplinary action.

The Board also provides a process in which to file a complaint relative to a perceived lack of adequate medical services to animals.  The Board contracts with a licensed DVM to conduct investigations of the complaints.  A complaint review committee comprised of Board members reviews the investigator's reports and presents the complaints to the Board for resolution.  If warranted, and the complaint is merited, disciplinary action may be initiated by the Board.

The Board office serves as a source and resource for the professionals and the general public.  The Board's Executive Director serves as the Board's representative in the day-to-day operations and is available to provide assistance with your questions and concerns.