The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) has been regulating veterinary medicine in the State of California since 1848. The VMB is a governmental agency whose mission is the protection of California consumers and their animals through the regulation of veterinary medicine.
VMB fulfills its mission by developing, maintaining, and enforcing professional standards including licensing veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians (RVTs), veterinary assistant-controlled substances permit holders (VACSPs) and veterinary premises.
An eight-member board serves as the decision-making body for VMB that includes four veterinarians, one RVT and three public members. Additionally, VMB’s Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (MDC) assists, advises, and make recommendations on various VMB laws and policies. Both VMB and MDC meet at least four times per calendar year in meetings open to the public. VMB staff handle day-to-day functions of VMB, that includes consumer outreach, licensing, enforcement, and veterinary premises inspections.
Mission: To protect consumers and animals by regulating licensees, promoting professional standards, and diligent enforcement of the California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act.
Vision: To be the premier consumer protection agency leading the effort to advance high-quality veterinary medical care.
- Consumer protection
- Complaint Information
- License Verification
- Lien and Abandonment Law
- Pet Protection Act (formerly the Puppy Mill Law)