Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine

Board Office Updates

The State of Wyoming has adjusted its work policies to protect the health and safety of our staff and licensees. Effective immediately and until further notice, board staff will be working remotely.

Although the office will remain open, due to limited staffing we encourage you to e-mail board staff with inquiries. While we are constantly monitoring phone traffic, e-mail is the most efficient way to reach us:

JoAnn Reid - joann.reid@wyo.gov

Carla Fleming - carla.fleming@wyo.gov

If you need to speak with a staff member, please call the office and leave a voicemail message. We will return your call as quickly as possible.

We continue to accept and process applications as usual, though processing times may be slightly delayed.

Public Records Requests

In regard to requests for public records, the designated public records person for the Board of Veterinary Medicine is JoAnn Reid. Her contact information is:

JoAnn Reid

Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine

2001 Capitol Ave, Room 105

Cheyenne, WY 82002

307-777-3507

plb-publicrecords@wyo.gov

New Licensee Orientation

IWYOMING BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE NEW LICENSEE ORIENTATION AND REGULATORY SESSION

When: POSTPONED for the remainder of 2020

The Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine has made the difficult decision to cancel the new licensee orientation scheduled for July 1, 2020, in Cody, WY.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.


For more information contact

JoAnn Reid at 307-777-3507 or joann.reid@wyo.gov

IS YOUR HORSE’S DENTIST A LICENSED VET?

Veterinary medicine is a skilled profession that requires extensive education, training, and experience to practice safely. To protect the public, state law requires that only Board-licensed veterinarians or their staff can practice veterinary medicine in Wyoming. Veterinary medicine means anything aimed at “preventing or alleviating illness, pain, disease and deformity of animals.” Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-3-202(a)(i). And state law specifically provides that “veterinary dentistry, cosmetic surgery, and physiological examination of animals” requires a license. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-30-202(a)(ii).

The Board is aware that some individuals claim to offer services to examine and treat large and small animals without a Board license. Please, protect your animals and ensure that only Board-licensed veterinarians examine and treat them!

If you have information regarding the unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine, please inform the Board office at (307) 777-3507 or email the Board’s Executive Director, JoAnn Reid, at joann.reid@wyo.gov.


WYOMING BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Wyoming Legislature created the Board of Veterinary Medicine in 1915 to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Wyoming by ensuring that those individuals licensed or certified to provide veterinary medicine services in this state are appropriately qualified.

The Board is not the same as the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association. The Board, unlike the Association, does not advocate on behalf of the licensee, but on behalf of the public consumer. While the Board and the Association may collaborate, their roles are different.

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The Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine is staffed through the Professional Licensing Boards Office, a division of A&I.