Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine

The Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine was originally formed with the enactment of Public Act 156 of 1956. On September 30, 1978, this authority was transferred to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of l978, as amended.
The practice of veterinary medicine, as defined in the Public Health Code, means prescribing or administering a drug, medicine, treatment or method of procedure; performing an operation or manipulation; applying an apparatus or appliance; or giving an instruction or demonstration designed to alter an animal from its normal condition; curing, ameliorating, correcting, reducing, or modifying a disease, deformity, defect, wound, or injury in or to an animal; diagnosing or prognosing, or both, a disease, deformity or defect in an animal by a test, procedure, manipulation, technique, autopsy, biopsy, or other examination.
 
The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the Board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare. This responsibility is implemented by the Board by ascertaining minimal entry level competency of health practitioners. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against licensees who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare.
The Board works with the Department to oversee approximately Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.

The Board consists of 9 members: 5 veterinarians, 1 veterinarian technician, and 3 public members. Each member serves 4 year terms.
Statute
Contact Information
LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
 
Members  
Peter Levine, Flint
General public
Term expires 12/31/17
 
Michael Bell, Beverly Hills
General public
Term expires 12/31/17
 
Dwight McNally, Saginaw
Veterinarians
Term expires 12/31/17

Anne Rice, Williamston
Veterinarians
Term expires 12/31/18

Amy Hicswa, Middleville
Veterinarians
Term expires 12/31/18

Colleen Thorp-Stoup
Veterinarians
Term expires 12/31/18
Renee Werth, Eaton Rapids
General public
Term expires 12/31/19
 
Marianne Tear, Chesterfield
Veterinary technician
Term expires 12/31/20
 
Tracy Nyberg, Skandia
Veterinarians
Term expires 12/31/20