Current Rules & Regulations

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.

DEA Recordkeeping Requirements

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

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.

State Board Rules

This is a link to the Rules, as determined by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine, governing Veterinary Medicine in the State of Georgia. For questions regarding these rules, contact them directly at 1 (844) 753-7825.

Veterinary Licensure

This is a link to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Board of Veterinary Medicine. They are responsible for the regulation of licensed veterinarians, veterinarian technicians and faculty veterinarians in Georgia. Please visit their site for information regarding licensure status, requirements, complaints and rules governing practice.

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.

Scope of Practice – Technicians

The purpose of the chapter is to outline the scope of practice for veterinary technicians and outline the level of supervision required when veterinary technicians perform assigned animal care tasks. Please note that 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. To do otherwise is a violation of the law.