To expect that a veterinarian or veterinary technician has met the minimum qualifications of education and
supervised experience required by law to be licensed.
verify the license
of a practicing veterinarian with the presiding licensing board and to receive information about any disciplinary
action imposed by the provider.
To file a complaint with the
local licensing board
concerning unprofessional or unethical behavior by a veterinary professional.
frequently Asked Questions for the Consumer
I want to know if a certain veterinarian or veterinary technician is licensed, how long they’ve been licensed, and if
they’ve ever been disciplined before by the state or provincial licensing board. How do I look that up?
Most states and provinces have an on-line search tool to find license information for practitioners in their jurisdiction. You can find your state of matter or province ‘s information by using
institute to you by AAVSB and FARB .
I need to file a complaint against a veterinarian or veterinary technician. How do I do that?
The AAVSB DOES NOT process complaints against veterinarians or veterinarian technicians. This is the undertaking of the country or province ‘s veterinarian checkup board in which the veterinarian practices. You can contact them by looking them up in our
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What kind of complaints do veterinary licensing boards accept?
veterinary license boards will review any complaint about a veterinarian or veterinarian technicians ( in jurisdictions where veterinary technicians are regulated ) services or demeanor related to the exercise of veterinary medicine. The boards will take action to discipline the licensee if they find evidence that the proves the licensee was incompetent, provided unprofessional services, or engaged in unethical or unprofessional or illegal demeanor .
Should I be worried that a veterinarian or vet tech might retaliate against me, harass me, or file a lawsuit against me if I
report him or her?
Most state and provincial laws do provide immunity from indebtedness for good religion report of professional wrongdoing to a license board. Retaliation and harassment of complainants may be illegal and can be prosecuted. You may wish to seek legal advice to gain more data about this. If the veterinarian does file a lawsuit, the customer should seek legal advocate .
What is the difference between a state licensing board and a professional association?
In the United States, the state of matter veterinarian aesculapian boards are tasked with protecting the public by regulating the rehearse of veterinary medicine. The professional associations promote the profession. In Canada, some provinces have master associations that both regulate and promote .