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
E-mail: bovminfo@agri.idaho.gov
Web: bovm.idaho.gov

Enforcement of the Veterinary Practice Act

The most effective enforcement the Board can provide is to prevent problems from occurring. This is accomplished through appropriate license and certification qualifications and testing, distribution of clarifying information to licensees, and regular communications with the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association for dispersal of information to its constituency. Board members may also act as representatives of the Board at meetings within or outside the state, where such representation is deemed desirable.

Upon its own motion or upon any complaint, the Board may initiate and conduct investigations on all matters relating to the practice of veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or the euthanizing of animals. If warranted, the Board initiates and conducts disciplinary hearings or proceedings on its own, or through its designated hearing officer. All hearings and proceedings are held in conformance with the provisions of the Idaho Administrative Procedure Act.

The Board is granted authority to deny, suspend, sanction, reprimand, restrict, limit, place on probation, require voluntary surrender of, revoke, or reinstate any license, certification or temporary permit or certification to practice veterinary medicine, veterinary technology or euthanize animals in the state. The Board may also fine and impose other forms of discipline, and enter into consent agreements and negotiated settlements with licensed veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, certified euthanasia technicians, and certified euthanasia agencies. The Board conducts probationary or other practice and facility inspections necessary for enforcement of this chapter or the rules duly promulgated hereunder or any order, negotiated settlement, or probationary agreement of the board and issues administrative citations to violators. The type of penalties imposed varies with the severity of an offense, the circumstances of its occurrence, and the licensee's or certificant's history of problems. If warranted, the Board may bring proceedings before the courts for enforcement of the Veterinary Practice Act.

 Upcoming Meetings:
January 12, 2018

Board Members

  • Liaison Officer
    Representing North Idaho
    David B. Gerber, DVM
    Wide Dog, Inc.
    1040 N 23rd St
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    Appointed: 9/1/2012
    Expiration: 10/1/2017


  • President
    Representing the Magic Valley
    Jody Rockett, DVM
    College of Southern Idaho
    315 Falls Ave
    Twin Falls, ID 83301
    Appointed 9/1/2013
    Expiration: 10/1/2018

  • Representing Eastern Idaho
    B. Matthew (Matt) Dredge, DVM
    525 Center St., Stop 1305
    Rexburg, ID 83440
    Appointed 9/1/2014
    Expiration: 10/1/2019

  • Representing Southwest Idaho
    William (Bill) J. Maupin, DVM
    6699 Track Road
    Nampa, ID 83686
    Appointed 9/1/2015
    Expiration: 10/1/2020

  • Representing North Idaho
    Robert N. Pierce, DVM
    P.O. Box 1021
    Sandpoint, ID 83686
    Appointed 9/1/2017
    Expiration: 10/1/2021

  • Representing the Public
    Kathy Simpson
    Community Volunteer
    Appointed: 12/22/2011
    Expiration: 10/01/2019