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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

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 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 16.25.2.9 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 16.25.2.9 B. at its next regularly scheduled Board meeting to be held October 3, 2014.

HOSPITAL DISPOSABLES AND SUPPLIES FOR SALE:
Click on link for information.

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.

NEW BOARD RULES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 17, 2014:
The Board's revised rules were approved on December 16, 2013.  Please click here to download.


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 on the link to view the Board of Pharmacy's Regulation concerning this topic.
INFORMATION UPDATES

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

UPDATE:

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 following is a list of Board approved continuing education.

Continuing education approved at April 11, 2014 Board Meeting:

Chi Institute:

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Liver/Endocrinology;
February 13-16, 2014; Reddick, Florida; 32.00 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Kidney/Geriatric/Urinary/Productive;
December 4-7, 2014; Reddick, Florida; 32.00 CE hours

 

Chi Institute - Online:

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Respiratory/Cardiovascular;
January 1 - December 31, 2014; 32.00 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Gastrointestinal/Spleen;
January 1 - December 31, 2014; 32.00 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Liver/Endocrinology;
January 1 - December 31, 2014; 32.00 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Dermatology/Oncology/Immune-Mediated Diseases;
January 1 - December 31, 2014; 32.00 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Kidney/Geriatric/Urinary/Reproductive;
January 1 - December 31, 2014; 32.00 CE hours

 

Information contact: Daneya P. Mitchell
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Telephone:  352-591-2141, ext. 109

 

Anesthesia for the Critically Ill;
VetVine
Online; 1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Clinical Internal Medicine Update: Hypoadrenocorticism
VetVine
Online presentation date on 9/23/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
0.50 CE hour
Information contact:  Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Acute Renal Failure
VetVine
Online presentation date on 10/9/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Recurrent UTI and Prevention Strategies for Re-Infection
VetVine
Online presentation date on 10/14/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Rational Use of Rx: Liver Support
VetVine
Online presentation date on 10/21/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
0.50 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Weight Loss in Senior Cates: Why it Happens and What to do About it
VetVine
Online presentation date on 10/28/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Clinical Internal Medicine Update: Hyperthyroidism
VetVine
Online presentation date on 11/4/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
0.50 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Feline Infectious Disease - Upper Respiratory Tract Disease
VetVine
Online presentation date on 11/11/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Transfusion Medicine in Your Practice - Part 1
VetVine
Online presentation date on 11/13/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Current Therapies in Chronic Kidney Disease;
Vetoquinol USA;
November 14, 2014; Farmington, New Mexico; 2.50 CE hours
Information contact:  Paul Greb
Telephone:  928-713-5123

 

Feline Idiopathic Cystitis - Part I
VetVine
Online presentation date on 11/18/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Feline Idiopathic Cystitis - Part II
VetVine
Online presentation date on 12/02/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Rational Use of Rx: Antibiotics
VetVine
Online presentation date on 12/10/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
0.50 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Transfusion Medicine - Case Based Learning
VetVine
Online presentation date on 12/11/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Feline Infectious Disease - FIP
VetVine
Online presentation date on 12/18/14;  Will be available for On Demand Viewing
1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Dr. Sheri Berger
Telephone:  (646) 489-7830

 

Trauma to the Tooth;
On the Floor @ Dove (Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital);
Online; 1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Sarah Crisp
Telephone:  971-255-5906

 

Veterinary Roundtable;
NMDA Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory;
Calendar year 2014 throughout New Mexico; 2.00 CE hours
Information contact: Timothy Hanosh, DVM
Telephone:  505-383-9299

 

Advances in the Treatment of Otitis External;
Virbac Animal Health;
Calendar year 2014 throughout New Mexico; 1.00 CE hour
The Basics of Barrier Repair;
Virbac Animal Health;
Calendar year 2014 throughout New Mexico; 1.00 CE hour
Information contact:  Steven Graff. DVM
Telephone:  719-641-4476

 

An Introduction to a New Therapy Option for Canine Allergy;
Calendar year 2014 throughout New Mexico; 2.00 CE hours
Information contact: Eric Brenner
Telephone:  505-379-9789

 

NMBVM Veterinary Jurisprudence, Online year 'round;
VetMed Consulting; 5.00 CE hours
Information contact:  Dr. Madan Kharé
Telephone:  732-247-3737

 

*Pursuant to 16.25.4.8 A. (1) of the Rules and Regulations: Non-contact hours may comprise no more than half of the annual requirement of 15 hours.

**Pursuant to 16.25.4.8 A (4) of the Rules and Regulations: Instruction in alternative, non-western medicine...may comprise of no more than half the annual requirement of 15 CE hours.

Arizona licensees:
Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board Meetings:
Licensees can earn 2.00 CE hours attending Board meetings held monthly.
Check website for information: www.vetboard.az.gov

 

Various RACE-approved online continuing education (see Note): Contact: www.vetmedconsulting.com
Note: Online CE may constitute a maximum of one-half of the annual required 15.00 hours.