The Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine consists of five members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Iowa Senate. Three of the board members are licensed veterinarians and two are general public members who are knowledgeable in the area of animal husbandry. The State Veterinarian serves as Secretary of the Board. Board members are appointed for a term of three years. Members shall serve no more than three terms or nine years total, whichever is less. Among their duties are serving as the licensing board for veterinarians in Iowa.

The office is located in the Department of Agriculture in the Wallace Building, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Their phone number is 515-281-8617.

Board Information

Meeting Schedule and Agendas

Board Members

Announcement from Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine


Board Open Session Meeting Minutes

June 30, 2022 May 26, 2022 April 28, 2022
March 31, 2022 February 24, 2022 January 27, 2022
December 30, 2021 November 18, 2021 October 28, 2021
September 28, 2021 August 26, 2021 July 29, 2021
June 24, 2021 May 27, 2021 April 29, 2021
March 25, 2021 February 25, 2021 January 28, 2021


Board News and Announcements

Anyone wishing to provide CE credits for a meeting they are having, they need to apply with the Board for approval and that is to happen before the meeting is held.

A reminder that all on-line continuing education or webinars have to be RACE approved or submitted and approved by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Effective October 1, 2022, the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine (IBVM) is no longer suspending the enforcement of a violation of 811 Iowa Admin. Code 12.1(2) where a veterinarian cannot establish a VCPR based solely upon a telephonic or electronic communication.


COVID-19 Information

Veterinarian/Client/Patient Relationships Policy Guidance

Continuing Education Policy Guidance

Continuing Education Hours Policy Guidance

Public Health Proclamation

Summary of New Measures