Board Information

Chapter 36-12 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Examination and licensing of persons practicing veterinary medicine.
Department of Ag
Four members appointed by the Governor: One (1) lay member; and Three (3) licensed and registered veterinarians (Actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine in the state for a period of five years preceding the appointment). Vacancies due to resignation, death, removal from the state, or suspension will be appointed by the Governor until the next succeeding July first. Veterinarians must be actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine for five years prior to appointment.
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. Terms that end October 30, 2012, are extended to October 30, 2012.

Frequency of Meetings:
The SD Veterinary Medical Exam Board meets at least 3 times a year with additional meetings as necessary.

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:

Contact Info:
SD Veterinary Medical Exam Board, Dr. Beth Thompson, State Veterinarian and Exec. Secretary 411 South Fort Street Pierre, SD 57501 Ph: 605.773.3321 Fax: 605.773.5459 E-mail:

Mission Statement:
To protect the public by licensing qualified individuals to practice as veterinarians and veterinary technicians; and, to ensure adherence to the governing statutes.