License and Compliance
A premise license issued by the Board is required whenever veterinary medical services will be provided to the public. Complete applications and fees must be received at the Board office BEFORE services can be provided; an acknowledgement of receipt will be mailed to applicants. Within 90 days of the Board's receipt of the application, the Board's Premise Compliance Inspector will notify the premise staff of the upcoming premise inspection. Please review the Inspection Report (a.k.a. "checklist") to assist in complying with the Board’s requirements for premises. Feel free to call Board staff with any questions pertaining to compliance or if you need assistance completing the application.
- A Premise License expires December 31st of every even-numbered year and may be renewed.
- If there is a change in location, ownership, or designated Responsible Veterinarian, a new application with fee must be submitted to the Board and must be submitted PRIOR to the change occurring. This will allow continuous operation of the premise.
- If there is a change to the premise name or scope of practice, the Premise Name Change/Scope Form must be completed and submitted to the Board, however no fee is required.
The Responsible Veterinarian holds the premise license. This person is responsible for maintaining the records of the veterinary practice, ensuring the equipment is adequate, and that sanitation is maintained and for all premise personnel and patients.
Note to Mobile Unit Premise License holders: If your mobile unit is based out of your home and you move, you must re-apply for a new premise license at the new home address if the mobile unit will continue to be based from your home. Further, if you notify the Board of an address and/or employment change, you must signify whether you want the address information changed for just your veterinary license or for both the veterinary license AND the premise license! We will not automatically change your premise information based on an address change form!