Veterinary Facility Information
The West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine shall issue a facility registration to a veterinary facility which meets all the respective provisions for operation. All veterinary, secondary, and emergency facilities shall be inspected prior to opening and will then be inspected every 2 years.
Facility online registration renewals are available from April 1 thru December 31. Facility registrations are required to be renewed each fiscal year by June 30. Renewals submitted after June 30 require payment of a late fee. If you do not wish to renew online, you may submit your renewal form to the Board office.
The Board shall not issue a renewal license to a veterinarian who is an owner or shareholder of a veterinary facility situated in this state that has not filed an annual facility registration, or that has refused to allow a representative of the Board to inspect the veterinary facility of the veterinarian during the facilities regular business hours.
Registration Application for New Facilities
Prior to opening a new veterinary, secondary, or emergency facility, a registration and fee must be submitted to the Board. In addition, the facility must pass a facility inspection and pay the inspection fee.
All veterinary facilities shall be inspected by the Board every 2 years, except when the Board requires a re-inspection due to the facility not meeting all requirements for that type of facility at the routine inspection. Only after the Board determines that the facility meets the respective provisions for operation under this rule may it lawfully operate. The Board, at its discretion, may grant authorization to begin operation while the facility awaits its initial inspection if this inspection is delayed for reasons not associated with the practice or its operators