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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.

DVM Opportunity
Veterinarian needed, full or part time, for small animal clinic in Albuquerque NE Heights area.  I am looking for someone who wants to practice quality medicine in a well-equipped dog and cat practice.  No emergency calls.  Please contact Dr. Kathy Harris @ phone number 505-891-0964 home, 505-822-0255 office or text 505-717-6212 or email Robert_c87124@yahoo.com.

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.
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.

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.

USDA Extends Deadline for National Veterinary Accreditation Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has extended the deadline for accredited veterinarians to elect to participate in the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) until further notice.  Currently, accredited veterinarians must elect to continue their participation in the NVAP in order to maintain accredited status.  
Thousands of election to participate forms are being processed each week; however, the sheer volume of forms combined with the time it takes to process each form necessitates the extended deadline.  Accredited veterinarians provide valuable regulatory services on behalf of the federal government.  Allowing currently accredited veterinarians to continue performing their accredited duties after they have elected to participate but before they have received their renewal date from APHIS ensures that these veterinarians can continue to provide accredited services to the public. 
To date, approximately 50,000 veterinarians have elected to participate in NVAP, and another 10,000 are expected to do so.  Processing the applications is time consuming, involves verifying data on each application and often means contacting one or more people to make certain the information entered in the NVAP database is correct. 
During this extended deadline period, APHIS will continue its outreach efforts to ensure that accredited veterinarians who have not yet elected to participate do not inadvertently let their accreditation lapse. 
For additional information and application forms to elect to participate, please see www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health and click on Veterinary Accreditation.

Madeline Fletcher  (301) 734-6125
Suzanne Bond        (301) 734-5175