Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our homepage, and we look forward to assisting you.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation is temporarily displaced while the building located at 76 Northern Avenue in Gardiner, Maine is closed for remediation work. During this temporary displacement, only limited staff will be located at 221 State Street in Augusta, Maine so the best way to contact us to resolve your issue, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and our licensees is by email or by phone or through our other online services.
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
You may follow this link to the Secretary of State's office to view a list of board members. Members of the public should not contact board members with questions or comments. All questions, comments or any other board-related matters must be directed to the Board’s administrator. (Geraldine.L. Betts@maine.gov 207-624-8625)
The State Board of Veterinary Medicine was established to protect the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine in order to maintain high professional standards.
The primary responsibilities of the Board are to evaluate applicant qualifications, to administer examinations of applicants, to grant licenses to those who meet board requirements, investigate complaints, and take appropriate disciplinary action.
GUIDANCE PAPER VETERINARY-CLIENT-PATIENT RELATIONSHIPS (VCPR), Released August 11, 2020 (PDF)
GUIDANCE PAPER LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER AND VACCINE CLINIC OFFERINGS, Released August 11, 2020 (PDF)
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO THE ABOVE GUIDANCE PAPERS FROM RACHEL FISKE, DVM, ASSISTANT STATE VETERINARIAN, Released August 21, 2020 (PDF)
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION & FORESTRY DIVISION OF ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH, INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR AGRICULTURE/ANIMAL CARE OPERATIONS, Updated May 6, 2020 (PDF)
Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)
Future correspondence from the Board of Veterinary Medicine will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.
Notice to Veterinarians Regarding Prescriber information: "OPT OUT"
- State Board of Veterinary Medicine Revokes Veterinary License of Cynthia Cole Teer (PDF)
- State Board of Veterinary Medicine Issues Warning about Formerly Licensed Veteriarian Continuing to Practice (PDF)
Policy on Veterans Preference
Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017 (PDF)
Laws enacted by the 130th Legislature
2021 Public Law Chapter 83 (LD799 Procedures for Veterinarians Controlled Substances PMP (PDF) - Signed by Governor Mills on May 25, 2021 - Will take effect 90 days after Legislature adjourns sine die to be determined.
2021 Public Law Chapter 167, (L.D. 149 An Act to Facilitate Licensure for Credentialed Individuals from Other Jurisdictions) (PDF)
2021 Public Law Chapter 289, (L.D. 4 An Act To Amend the Maine Pharmacy Act) - Emergency, effective June 21, 2021 (PDF)
2021 Public Law Chapter 291, (L.D. 791 An Act Regarding Telehealth Regulations) (PDF)Rulemaking
Notice of Agency Proposed Rulemaking - Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation Chapter 10 Establishment of License Fees (PDF)