The West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine is the licensing and regulatory agency for veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians and certified animal euthanasia technicians in the State of West Virginia. We also register and inspect veterinary facilities in this state. The Board of Veterinary Medicine was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1915. There are currently seven board members; five of whom are licensed veterinarians in West Virginia, having held their license in this state for a minimum of three years preceding appointment to the Board, and two are public members. Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor.
The mission of the West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine is to protect our animals and the people who love them through appropriate control and regulation of veterinary medicine.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"
Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi