The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board was recently contacted by representatives of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association regarding concerns with the available supply of compounded preparations for animal patients. Specific concerns were raised with the availability of emergency medication required for immediate use.

After consultation with the Missouri Board of Pharmacy, the Board filed an emergency rule to amend 20 CSR 2270-4.031 to allow pharmacies to compound medication needed for emergency office use/administration by veterinarians for animal patients. The emergency rule became effective on March 30, 2019 and is currently in force.

The Missouri Board of Pharmacy has also filed a corresponding emergency rule to allow pharmacies to provide non-patient specific compounded preparations to a Missouri licensed veterinarian for administration/dispensing to the veterinarian's animal patient. The Missouri Board of Pharmacy's emergency rule was also effective on March 30, 2019, and is currently in force.

Licensees should review both emergency rules to ensure compliance.

The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board's emergency rule is also available online at:

Veterinary related questions regarding the emergency can be emailed to:


The Board would like to remind all veterinarians and veterinary technicians that all supervision shall be consistent with the delegated animal health care tasks. The link below describes the delegated animal health care task, who may perform the task and the level of supervision required for each. The Board suggests that all licensees review and be familiar with all aspects of the Required Levels of Supervision Chart and 20 CSR 2270-3.050, RSMo.


If you are a current licensee, please fill out the short 1 minute survey below.


Postcards to renew your license have been mailed to the current address on file. Please allow approximately 2 weeks for the postcard to arrive. Upon receipt of the postcard you may renew the license online at

Not sure if the Office has your correct address? You may verify your address online at

Should you need to update your contact information you may send an email to or fax the information to (573) 526-3856. This change must be completed in writing. Please allow 1-3 business days after submitting the address change BEFORE renewing the license online.

If you have lost the renewal or would like a paper copy please visit PIN numbers cannot be given out over the telephone.

When mailing the form, it MUST be postmarked by November 30, 2019. Any form postmarked December 1, 2019 and after will be considered late. PLEASE NOTE: The Division's website will be taken down on November 30th at 11:59 pm. You may NOT renew online after that time.

In January 2020 the Board plans to conduct a random audit of continuing education compliance for the renewal cycle that ends on November 30, 2019. Licensees will be notified by mail with instructions on how to report continuing education.

Veterans - learn about reimbursement for your licensing examination fees.

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