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Veterinary Law in Idaho
- Veterinary Practice Act
Idaho Code regarding the practice of veterinary medicine.
- Rules of the State of Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine
Rules governing the licensing procedures, supervision requirements, standards of practice, inspections, and grounds for discipline of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, euthanasia task force members, and certified euthanasia technicians and agencies.
- Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
The 2010 AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics are part of the Veterinary Practice Act by reference.
- National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME)
The NBVME provides standardized licensing examinations for use by state and provincial licensing boards as part of their licensure procedure for veterinarians. Successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) provided by NBVME is required for veterinary licensure in Idaho.
- Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)
Candidates for licensure who are graduates of or students enrolled in veterinary schools not accredited or approved by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) must pass the ECFVG certification.
- Idaho Board of Pharmacy
Responsible for enforcing all Idaho prescription drug and controlled substance statutes.
- Idaho Division of Animal Industries
Major functions include: disease control and eradication; inspection and testing of animals, milk and milk products; approval and inspection of dairy and beef waste systems; inspection and licensing of dairy processing facilities and various other animal agriculture facilities; coordination of regional and statewide weed control activities, advising and assisting county weed control authorities of noxious weeds; and enhancing the viability of rural communities by providing leadership in managing Idaho’s natural resources and assistance in resolving rangeland management issues.
- United States Department of Agriculture Animal, Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
The Animal Care division of APHIS is responsible for enforcing federal animal welfare issues covered under the Animal Welfare Act. The Veterinary Services division monitors and enforces animal health issues (foot and mouth disease, BSE/Mad Cow Disease, etc.) Dr. Cynthia M. Gaborick is the Area Veterinarian-In-Charge for Idaho.