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.
Events Calendar
October  2015
  • NMBVM Board Meetings
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 2, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: NM Racing Commission - Albuquerque
    Description: Location of the meeting is:

    State of New Mexico Racing Commission
    4900 Alameda Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87113

    Scheduled Board meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change without prior notice. For the most current information, please contact the Board office at (505) 553-7021.
  • Office Closure
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: NM Board of Veterinary Medicine
    Description: The Board office will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 for regular hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is open during the noon hour.

NMBVM Information Updates

October 2, 2015 Regular Board Meeting

Click here to access proposed agenda for the meeting.

Dog and Cat World Summit

Dog and Cat World Summit
The Dog & Cat World Summit is a free online event coming October 1-10, 2015. The goal is to help both pets and pet owners Be Well & Happy. It will feature interviews with veterinarians (some are local NM vets) to inform and inspire pet guardians. There is also a bonus section with speakers giving health tips for the pet parents. Please join us for great information from 35 speakers about dog, cat, and human health. Registration is now open on the website.

Important sites:
Registration Link: http://dogcatworldsummit.com
Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogcatworldsummit
Connect on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dogcatworldsum


Web-based RACE Approved Course on Zoonoses

Zoonotic Disease Online Course Offered in October for Reduced $125 Price

Ctr. for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State Univ. September 11, 2015

Recent outbreaks of plague, tularemia and increasing incidents of rabies exposure highlight the importance of zoonotic disease education for veterinarians, physicians, and public health professionals. Prevention and response efforts will require a One Health approach. The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will offer a web-based course, Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets, October 19 – November 27, 2015. To find out more and to register, visit http://zoonoses.info.

This course provides an excellent opportunity for veterinary, medical and public health professionals and students to refresh and gain knowledge of key zoonotic diseases of companion animals. The course is web-based and includes lessons, case studies, a discussion board, and online resources to assist course participants in educating clients about zoonotic disease prevention. The course is approved for 8.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.

Partnerships between medical, public health and veterinary professionals are needed to raise awareness, enhance detection, and promote prevention of zoonotic diseases to protect the health of people and pets.

The course is supported by the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) at Kansas State University, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. CEEZAD support enables users to take the $250 course at a cost of $125. Participants also receive a copy of the course textbook (a $70 value).

Veterinary CE Credit: This program has been approved for 8.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call the Center for Food Security and Public Health, 515-294-7189, for further information.


Vesicular Stomatitis – Post date: May 15, 2015

In compliance with the 2015 VSV Field Procedures, livestock on a Grant Co premises are under quarantine following private practitioner notification to Animal Health Officials of the finding of one (1) horse with lesions compatible with Vesicular Stomatitis. There has been no movement of livestock to or from this premises in the past three weeks. Appropriate biosecurity measures are in place at this time.

Producer and private practitioner vigilance for evidence of vesicular lesions in livestock and immediate reporting of such findings to state and/or federal animal health officials is essential for prompt diagnosis and control of disease spread and initiation of biosecurity measures to protect other livestock.


Vesicular Stomatitis – Post date: 04/30/2015

The New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine has been informed by the New Mexico Livestock Board of two cases of vesicular stomatitis in the state. The cases are in Grants and Otero counties; the infected horse and livestock in each county are under quarantine.

Be advised, vesicular lesions in livestock are reportable to state and federal Animal Health Officials. Prompt reporting is essential for rapid diagnostics and control of disease.

New Mexico livestock producers should be aware that some restrictions or additional entry requirements may be necessary for interstate and international movement of livestock from New Mexico. The New Mexico Livestock Board State Veterinarian encourages managers and producers of major equine shows and events to call the New Mexico Livestock Board, 505-841-6161, for guidance on ways to minimize disruption of shows and events.



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



New Mexico DVM and RVT examinations are administered throughout the year in the Board office. Fees for DVM and RVT examinations on a date selected by the applicant are:

  • DVM – $500
  • RVT – $100


Twice annually the Board administers the examinations in Albuquerque at a reduced fee. The reduced fee examination dates for 2016 are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

  • DVM – $300
  • RVT – $75



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.



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



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.



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, 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 here to view the Board of Pharmacy’s Regulation concerning this topic.



The New Mexico Racing Commission is accepting proposals for an Official Veterinarian.  Click here for information.