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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

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: 3/4/2021 9:26 AM