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About Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners

Agency Mission

To promote public health, safety and welfare relative to the practice of veterinary medicine.

Agency Philosophy

To approach our activities with a deep sense of purpose and responsibility; to conduct ourselves in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, efficiency and openness; to provide the public and veterinary profession alike a balanced and sensible approach to regulation.

Agency Goals

The Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners has the following goals:

  • To assure the public consumer that each licensed veterinarian and each registered veterinary technician is qualified, properly trained, and performing in accordance with the Kansas Veterinary Practice Act.
  • To assure that all Kansas veterinary premises meet or exceed minimum premise standards to assure adequate facilities for providing veterinary services to the public in a sanitary and safe manner.
  • To assure that licensees practice in a manner that protects the safety of animal products entering the public food chain, and prevents and controls animal diseases communicable to humans.
  • To guard against negligent and fraudulent practices, and respond efficiently and effectively in the investigation of all allegations of violations reported to the agency.
  • To implement the agency’s Strategic Priorities.

The Board Members

  • Joseph Allen
  • Elizabeth Covington, D.V.M.
  • Sheila M. Dodson, D.V.M., President
  • M. Leann Flowers, D.V.M.
  • Amy Ekerberg, D.V.M.
  • Paul F. Ritter, D.V.M.
  • Orman L. Snyder II, D.V.M.

The Staff