The Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners was created in 1919 by the
Nevada State Legislature for the protection of the public and their animals. It is
composed of eight members appointed by the Governor. Six members must be licensed veterinarians, one member must be a licensed veterinary technician, and one member must be a member of the general public. Members who are licensees must have graduated from an
approved veterinary college or veterinary technician program, as applicable, must have been lawfully engaged in the practice of
veterinary medicine for at least five years. All appointees must be residents in the State of Nevada. The Board regulates the standards of conduct for the profession,
licenses veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary facilities, reviews
complaints and takes disciplinary action against licensees who have violated the
Nevada Veterinary Medicine Practice Act (NRS/NAC 638).