Veterinary Practice and Animal Care

Alaska Veterinary Medical Association (AkVMA)

Executive Director: Vicki Smith 907-205-4272

For information on animal health issues, member clinics, or executive officers, see the AkVMA website.

AkVMA Peer Review Committee:

The Alaska Veterinary Medical Association has established a member peer review committee should an altercation arise between you and your veterinarian. You may want to contact them at: 907-563-3701 should you have a complaint about a veterinary procedure performed on your animal. Because membership in the association is not madatory, non-members are not considered for cases. The peer committee does not have final say in cases revolving around disputes, but may be able to come to an amicable decision between you and your veterinarian.

Board of Veterinary Examiners

The board is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of four veterinarians and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing veterinary practice in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board meets three times a year and offiers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available on the Board of Veterinary Examiners website. For additional information contat them at:

Po Box 11806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2542
Fax: (907) 465-2974

State of Alaska Veterinary Handbook (PDF)