The Board is accepting applications for an Arizona-licensed veterinarian to serve on the Board's A.M. Investigative Committee (IC).
The IC’s primary role is to conduct a review of a complaint case and make a recommendation to the Board regarding whether a violation of the statutes or administrative rules pertaining to the Veterinary Board has occurred. Prior to a meeting, the IC members review case file materials on their own, then typically interview the complainant, veterinarian, and any consulting veterinarians and witnesses they wish to hear from at the meeting.
The IC meets the first or second Tuesday of each month at the Board room at 9535 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdale*. It is divided into two groups: “A.M.” and “P.M.” The A.M. group meets from 9:00 a.m. to noon; this ending time is approximate, as meetings may run longer or shorter based on the day’s agenda and complexity of cases reviewed. Each group consists of three veterinarians and two members of the general public.
The time commitment for these volunteer positions requires several hours of preparation time prior to a meeting to review case file materials, plus the meeting time itself. Because it is a small group, regular attendance by all is important to ensure quorum.
*Beginning in February 2018, the IC will meet in a new location on the Capitol Mall.
To be considered for appointment by the Board, please submit am Investigative Committee Volunteer Candidate Information form by October 17, 2017. The form can be found under the "Forms" tab - Miscellaneous.
The Arizona Administrative Code R3-2-402 requires that veterinarians report animal cases of leptospirosis to the Arizona Department of Agriculture's Office of the State Veterinarian (Dr. Peter Mundschenk) by the end of each month at the latest.
Veterinarians can report animal cases of leptospirosis by submitting a fax to 602-542-4290 or by e-mail at [email protected].
“Regulation Rollback” is a strategic step in our state’s ongoing work to make Arizona the best state in the nation for businesses and consumers alike. We’ve made great progress in growing our economy and streamlining state government over the past two years. We still have a lot of work to do to make sure outdated regulations aren’t slowing us down. No longer will regulations remain in place “just because they’re on the books and nobody’s bothered to change them.”
“Regulation Rollback” is offering a new online service to crowd source recommendations on how to update Arizona’s regulatory system. At Redtape.AZ.gov, associations, organizations, and individuals across the state can recommend ways to improve or eliminate outdated regulations.
We need your help. You are the experts. Visit this portal for your opportunity to provide specific input to the Governor’s office on an outdated rule or regulation that stifles Arizona’s consumers and job creators.
Submit your suggestions at www.Redtape.AZ.gov
We thank you for your help in highlighting ways to improve state government and to better serve Arizonans.
The Board recently entered into an agreement with the plaintiffs in a lawsuit. The Judgment by Consent regarding animal massage can be viewed here
Veterinarians are exempt from Arizona Board of Pharmacy's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) as of January 1, 2016. In March 2015, Governor Ducey signed a law that in part, exempted veterinarians from the requirement to participate in the PMP. The revisions to the law lift the requirement for veterinarians to submit their logs for dispensed controlled substances to the PMP. Check with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy for more information.