Safeguarding the people and animals of Idaho

Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine

2230 Old Penitentiary Road
P.O. Box 7249
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (208) 332-8588
Fax: (208) 332-8645

Idaho State Veterinarian

Dr. Bill Barton
P.O. Box 7249
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (208) 332-8540


The Board's mission to to promote the public health safety, and welfare by safeguarding the people and animals of Idaho by establishing and enforcing professional standards in the licensure and regulation of veterinary health professionals.

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Applications are not available to download. You must request an application packet from the board office.

Applications and associated fees for Veterinarians and Technicians must arrive at the Board Office by January 1st or June 1st of each year. The Board will meet in January and June each year to review the completed applications.

Temporary Permits are available for an additional fee. A temporary permit allows an applicant to legally practice during the interim periods between meetings of the board to review and approve applications. A completed application, fees and all required documents must be received and accepted before a temporary permit can be issued. Please contact the Board Office with questions and for details.

Applications for new Certified Euthanasia Agencies and Certified Euthanasia Technicians will be accepted and processed as needed.

This article was published by the FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has some great information regarding the current opiod epidemic.
The Opiod Epidemic: What Veterinarians Need to Know




Stay on top of Idaho Veterinary Laws and earn continuing education credits too. Credits will available one time during each two year recertification period for any veterinarian or certified veterinary technician who take and pass the Idaho Jurisprudence Exam.  Passing the exam earns you two CE credits.  Contact the board office for more information.


Please click on the above line for more information regarding reported outbreaks of canine influenza in Idaho.


“Spotlight on the upcoming Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)” from the AVMA
Veterinary Feed Directive Module - Now Available

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2017-06 - Licensing Freedom Act

Thank you for participating in the Licensing Freedom Act Survey. The anonymous survey ended May 1, 2018. If you would like to talk to someone about the survey please contact Susan Odom: 208-577-2479

Types of Licensure/Certification

    January 11, 2019
    Agenda TBD

    NOTICE: To apply for a DVM license or CVT certificate in Idaho, contact the Board office to request an application packet. Applications are not available online.

    Animal Cruelty

    Veterinary Law in Idaho

    Frequently Asked Questions