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The State Board of Veterinary Medicine regulates and licenses veterinarians. The Board does not regulate or require the registration of veterinary technicians. The Board also does not grant licenses based upon specialty. The mission of the Board is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the people and animals of Colorado by establishing and enforcing professional standards by developing and maintaining rules and policies to ensure that only qualified persons are licensed to provide veterinary care and that violators of the laws and rules regulating veterinary medicine are sanctioned as appropriate. Board activities include licensing veterinarians, investigating complaints about the licensed and unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine, disciplining those who violate the law and/or the Board’s Rules and make, amend, and adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the conduct of veterinarians. This Board is made up of seven members: five veterinarians and two public members.
The Division is now called the Division of Professions and Occupations, effective August 8, 2012. To help our consumers and licensees more readily locate and utilize our services, the legislature passed House Bill 12-1055 during the 2012 legislative session. Please note, the Division of Professions and Occupations will still be housed within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Services the Division currently offers will remain the same.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.
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