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Veterinary Medical Board Member Vacancies

Looking for an opportunity to serve your community and contribute to consumer protection? The Veterinary Medical Board (Board) is looking for Board members who are passionate about serving California.

Current Vacancy

Vacancies as of June 1, 2022

For information on how to apply for a Board member position, please visit the DCA Board Member Resource Center webpage.

Practice Leader of the Year Award

Nominations Now Open

Is there a leader in your practice who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to their team while consistently upholding the practice’s core values and helping them to achieve their mission? If so, nominate that individual for this prestigious award! All veterinary leaders within clinical practice are eligible to be selected as the recipient so long as they devote no less than half of their time to administrative duties.

The recipient of this award will be recognized at IVECCS 2022. They will receive an engraved crystal trophy along with a monetary gift. Most importantly, they receive the much-deserved honor and recognition of being celebrated for all that they do to support their team and the broader profession.

(Click “Start entry”, under program select “IVECCS”, then under category select “Awards/Nominations”, then “Practice Leadership Award”)

Deadline: May 24, 2022

CURES Optimization and New Requirements for Delegates

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) will release the optimized Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) on April 11, 2022. Please refer to the DOJ guidance document “New Optimized Cures Being Released On 4/11/2022” for important information on new features of the optimized CURES, supported web browsers, and planned system downtime from Friday, April 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM, through Monday, April 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM.

In addition, CURES optimization will provide expanded Delegate functionality, through which Delegates will be authorized to directly access data in CURES. Practitioners currently utilizing a Delegate must enter into a new Delegate Agreement in order for their Delegate to have continued access to CURES beginning April 11, 2022. New Delegates may also be added via Delegate Agreement. For information about the Delegate access, please refer to the DOJ guidance document “New Features and Requirements for Expanded Delegate Access.”

As part of the transition to optimized CURES, beginning on April 11, 2022, users will need to complete a few simple steps the first time they log into the system. For more information, please refer to the DOJ guidance document “First Time Login to the New Optimized CURES.”

If you have any questions about optimized CURES, Delegate Access, or browser accessibility, contact the CURES Program at or (916) 210-3187.

Veterinary Medical Board Enforcement Webinar

The Veterinary Medical Board (Board) is offering a free continuing education opportunity for all licensees, registrants, and permit holders! On Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Board’s Enforcement Managers will be providing an overview of the enforcement process, most common violations found during complaint investigations and inspections, and ways to maintain compliance. To register for this free webinar, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR)

The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the
T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year.

The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year is an outstanding practitioner that has advanced the quality of health care for companion birds. The Award is given annually, or at the Committee's discretion.

Important criteria for this Award include:

· Clinical excellence

· Innovation

· Promotion of the profession

· Contributions to the knowledge base

· Caring and compassion for their patients and clients

Nominate an inspiring avian veterinarian today. He or she could win a $1,000 cash prize.

Submit nominations to
Dr. Kenneth Welle, Committee Chair by
Friday, June 3 11:59 PM CDT


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