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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 Legislative Finance Committee of the New Mexico Legislature has suggested a possible consolidation of the Board of Veterinary Medicine and the Animal Sheltering Board. This suggestion was one of several recommendations for board consolidations by a Government Restructuring Blue Ribbon Committee.

The Board of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) is an independent board funded solely from licensing fees. The Animal Sheltering Board (ASB) is currently under the Regulation and Licensing Department which provides all administrative support. The ASB is funded by general funds annually appropriated by the Legislature out of the General Fund. The New Mexico Legislature has appropriated $87,000 for Fiscal Year 2012 from the General Fund for the ASB. Funding for the ASB must be obtained in each future fiscal year from the General Fund. If a consolidation of the two boards occurs and the ASB does not receive funding in the future, the Board of Veterinary Medicine will be responsible for the Animal Sheltering Board and its functions.  

The options the Board of Veterinary Medicine is considering are as follows:

1. The ASB would become a subcommittee of the BVM. The ASB would make policy recommendations to the BVM; however, the BVM would be responsible for and have the authority over policies of the ASB.   

2. The ASB would be established as an independent board apart from the Regulation and Licensing Department and retain its authority concerning policy making, enforcement and other accountabilities. The BVM office would provide administrative support to the ASB.

3. The BVM would take no action regarding the Legislative Finance Committee’s suggestion; the two boards would continue operating as they are currently.