Current Rules & Regulations

Current Rules & Regulations

Veterinary Licensure

The Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine is responsible for the regulation of licensed veterinarians, veterinarian technicians and faculty veterinarians in Georgia.

Find information regarding licensure status, requirements, complaints and rules governing practice.

State Board Rules

This is a link to the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, as determined by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Georgia Veterinary Practice Act

These are the state’s veterinary practice laws. Among the provisions include licensing requirements, laws concerning the state veterinary board, veterinary records laws, and the laws governing disciplinary actions for impaired or incompetent practitioners.

CE Requirements

This section outlines the continuing education requirements for Georgia veterinarians as set by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine, with notes on approved and non-approved CE programs.

DEA Record-keeping Requirements

This section covers the recordkeeping requirements of all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) applicants and registrants, as determined by the United States Federal Government.

Scope of Practice – Technicians

Learn more about the level of supervision required when veterinary technicians perform assigned animal care tasks. An individual may not hold themselves to be a veterinary technician in the state of Georgia without a valid license issued by the State Board.

Scope of Practice – Veterinary Assistants

The purpose of the chapter is to outline the supervision responsibilities for veterinary assistants and outline the supervision required when veterinary assistants are assigned animal care tasks.

The information on this website is collected from the Georgia Secretary of State website for the Board of Veterinary Medicine. The GVMA does not verify the accuracy or completeness of this information, which is provided on an “AS-IS” basis without warranty of any kind. In other words, this information may be out of date, incomplete, or have inaccuracies, and we recommend that you check the source material rather than relying solely on this reproduction of statutes and rules. This website is intended for educational and general knowledge sharing among the veterinary profession only.

Please note:

The GVMA (Georgia Veterinary Medical Association) is a professional association dedicated to providing continuing education and professional support to individuals within the veterinary industry. It is important to clarify that the GVMA is not the governing entity responsible for overseeing licensure and standards of care for veterinary professionals.

Please be aware that the licensure and practice of veterinarians are regulated by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine (GSBVM). For comprehensive information on veterinary licensure, we recommend visiting the official website.