Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine

Is Your Horse's Dentist a Licensed Veterinarian?

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!