About the Board
The Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine's mission is to promote the public health, safety and welfare by safeguarding the people and animals of this state by establishing and enforcing professional standards in the licensure and regulation of veterinary health professionals.
The Board is a self-governing agency, consisting of six members appointed by the Governor. Five members are veterinarians, and the sixth is a non-veterinary member representing the general public. Veterinary members serve staggered terms of five years, four years as a Board member, serving as president during their fourth year, and fifth year as a liaison officer rendering advice, reviewing and mediating complaints, and performing other tasks as assigned by the Board. The public member serves a three-year term. Any member of the Board may be removed at the Governor's discretion.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Board is charged with a broad range of duties under the Veterinary Practice Act.