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State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Applications, transcripts, and verifications


(973) 504-6500
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response. Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage. 

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Joanne Magrath
Acting Executive Director 
P.O. Box 45020
Newark, New Jersey 07101

"Due to the health emergency, notice of the previously scheduled August 11, 2021 meeting of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners requires revision pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act. The meeting will proceed on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 10 AM, but will not be held at 124 Halsey Street, Newark New Jersey. Instead, the meeting will be conducted electronically only, as authorized by P.L. 2020, c.11 (N.J.S.A. 10:4-9.3). A copy of the agenda of the meeting, to the extent presently known, is included herewith. Formal action may be taken at the meeting. The public may obtain information about how to access the meeting (to include a link to the meeting) by accessing the Board's website at:

View Agenda August 11 ,2021

Public comments will be accepted in writing. Any public comments should be submitted by 5 PM on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, by emailing: . The email should contain the name of the submitter. The Board will make its best effort to read any comments received into the record during the meeting."


On June 6, 2021, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs issued an Administrative Order 2021-15, which rescinds a previous Administrative Order, AO-2020-20, which required licensed veterinarians to follow protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Under AO-2021-15, the protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 will change from a requirement imposed by Order to recommendations for best practices.  Please read and familiarize yourself with the requirements of this order.

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 pur​pose?

  • 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.
Last Modified: 8/4/2021 7:15 AM