|Board Phone:||(803) 896-4598|
|Board Staff:||Christina Barnes|
|Advice Counsel:  ||Hardwick Stuart   **|
|Directions:||110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC|
**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.
In accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws Section 40-69-300(G), animal shelters¹,   providing veterinary services²   in South Carolina must register with the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.   Please see the definitions on the registration form to determine if your animal shelter is required to register.
In accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws Section 40-69-300(G)¹,   emergency veterinary clinics providing veterinary services²   in South Carolina must register with the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.   Please see the definitions on the registration form to determine if your emergency veterinary clinic is required to register.
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Limited Licensure Applications for Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief
Veterinary-Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) - Chapter 120 Section C(1) – C(6) Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Board of Veterinary Medicine.
C. "Veterinarian-client-patient relationship" means:
Facility Inspection and Inspection Form Information: Facility inspections are done using the Board’s inspection form. Each item that is part of the inspection is related to statute or regulation requirements. Inspections are either adequate (A) or show a violation (V). Any deficiencies or violations are given a timeframe in which to make corrections.
The Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners often gets inquires about rabies, schedule of vaccinations, and interstate travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some valuable information on rabies; and the CDC site has many answers to various questions regarding rabies. The link to their site is provided below.
Board News for Fees 2014 The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation promulgated new regulations during the 2014 legislative session affecting professional and occupational renewal licensing fees and applications fees. The fees for the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners have been adjusted as published herein and will be effective during the renewal cycle beginning March 31, 2015 and for initial applications beginning July 1, 2014. The new fee schedule may be found under “Licensure Information: Fees”.
Best Practice in Client Communication
It is considered by the Board as "best practice" to make detailed notations in every patient's record per all client communication. It is advised to note the mode of the contact (email, text, telephone), the time and the content of the information.
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