The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners was established on March 17, 1902. This board licenses and regulates veterinarians in New Jersey.
The purpose of the Board is to:
- supervise the practice of veterinary medicine, surgery and dentistry;
- ensure that veterinary medicine is performed in a manner consistent with acceptable medical and ethical standards; and
- adjudicate consumer complaints against licensees.
How does the Board accomplish its purpose?
- by ensuring that all veterinarians have met the educational requirements, passed accredited clinical competency and jurisprudence examinations, and are of good moral character;
- by investigating and prosecuting veterinarians who have deviated from acceptable standards of practice; and
- by requiring all veterinarians practicing in New Jersey to be licensed and registered by the State and to renew their registrations every two years.