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


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July 27, 2023

June 29, 2023

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Board News and Announcements

Executive Order 10

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14


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

Forms for Veterinarians

Veterinarian Continuing Education Record Form for upcoming license renewal 7/1/2023-6/30/2026

ISU Temporary Permit

Temporary In-State Practice Permit  to Practice Veterinary Medicine Application

Temporary In-State Practice Permit Pending Examination to Practice Veterinary Medicine Application

Iowa Veterinary License Practicing Veterinary Medicine

Licensure by Verification Form - Other Jurisdiction

Faculty Limited License

Specialized Limited License

Application for Senior Veterinary Student Certificate to Practice Veterinary Medicine

Endorsement by Board Specialty License to Practice Veterinary Medicine

License by Endorsement to Practice Veterinary Medicine

Reactivation Application

Reinstatement Application


Forms for Veterinary Technicians

Registration Application for Iowa Veterinary Technician State Examination

Veterinary Technician Continuing Education Record Form for upcoming registration renewal 1/1/2024-12/31/2026

Licensure by Verification Form - Other Jurisdiction

Veterinary Technician Application by Work Experience in Jurisdictions Without Licensure Requirements

Veterinary Technician Endorsement Application


Other Forms

Request for CEU Approval

Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine Complaint Form


Additional Resources

Iowa Code Chapter 169 Veterinary Practice

Iowa Administrative Rules Chapter 811 Veterinary Medicine

Licensed Veterinarians searchable database

Registered Veterinary Technician searchable database

Extended Veterinarian Licenses by Governor Proclamation

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program | USDA

Rural Iowa Veterinarian Loan Repayment Program | Iowa College Aid