Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine

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IMPORTANT OFFICE CLOSURE ALERT

All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us for assistance.

Welcome to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine Homepage

The State Board of Veterinary Medicine regulates and licenses veterinarians in the State of Colorado. The Board does not regulate or require the registration of veterinary technicians, or grant licenses based upon specialty.

The Board's mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the people and animals of Colorado by establishing and enforcing professional standards through the development and maintenance of rules and policies, ensuring that only qualified persons are licensed to provide veterinary care, and that violators of the laws and rules regulating veterinary medicine are sanctioned as appropriate.

Board activities include licensing veterinarians, investigating complaints about the licensed and unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine, disciplining violators of the law and/or Board's Rules, and making, amending, and adopting reasonable rules and regulations that govern the conduct of veterinarians. The Board is made up of seven members: five veterinarians and two public members.

Program Information

Board Members

Karen Phalen, Program Director

  • Ronald Carsten, DVM, President
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022

  • Joseph Barker, DVM, Vice President
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2021

  • Kris J. Fattor, DVM, Secretary
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2021

  • Courtney S. Diehl, DVM
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2023

  • Carolyn E. Karrh, DVM
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2023

  • Steven Barton
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2021

  • Nancy Strelau
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Public Notices

There are currently no Public Notices

Meeting Agendas

There are currently no upcoming Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Full Board Meeting Minutes

 

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