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Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Board of Veterinary Medicine is the licensing and regulatory agency for the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida.

Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine
 2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
850-487-1395           Click Here

Seven members are appointed to the Board of Veterinary Medicine by the governor of Florida, subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate, to serve four-year terms.  Five members of the board are licensed veterinarians and two are laypersons who are not related to the veterinary profession.

The following are the current members of the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Licensed Veterinarians:

Dr. Robert B. Leonard, Jr. (Chairman)
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Term: 12/15/2017 – 10/31/2021

Dr. Rudd Nelson
Lighthouse Point, FL
Term: 09/26/16 – 10/31/19

Dr. Sharon Powell
Fort Myers, FL
Term: 09/26/16 – 10/31/19

Dr. Mario Cabrera
Miami, FL
Term: 1/4/19 – 10/31/2020

Dr. Christopher Smith
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Term: 1/4/19 – 10/31/2022

Consumer Members:

Suzanne S. Inzina
Largo, FL
Term: 02/02/2018 – 10/31/2020

Connie Mae Johnson (Vice-Chair)
Plant City, FL
Term: 02/02/2018 – 10/31/2021

The Board of Veterinary Medicine shall establish fees for application and examination, reexamination, license renewal, inactive status, renewal of inactive status, license reactivation, periodic inspection of veterinary establishments and duplicate copies of licenses, certificates, and permits.

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