Board of Veterinary Examiners

Veterinary Technician Applicants:

Please be aware effective May 30, 2015, the regulations have changed for qualifications for obtaining a Veterinary Technician license. At least one year of the two years of on-the-job training must be completed in the State of Alaska. Any applicant using on-the-job training to qualify for licensure who applies on or after May 30, 2015, must meet the new requirement.

The Board of Veterinary Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of four veterinarians and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing veterinary practice in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board meets three times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician

License Applications

These forms may be completed online with Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher, then printed and mailed.

License Renewal Applications

NOTE: If you need a renewal form for the January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014 renewal period, please contact the Division at (907) 465-2542 or (907) 465-2550.

Miscellaneous Forms

Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the board to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.98 and regulations 12 AAC 68 specifically govern veterinary practice. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Veterinary interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of veterinary practice in other states.

American Associaton of Veterinary State Boards

380 West 22nd Street Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: (877) 698-8482
Fax: (877) 931-1604

Contact Information

Virginia Geary, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2695
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806