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State Board Meetings - 2023

1411 Broadway, NYC
Remote sites:
Rochester, Syracuse, Albany

  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Leadership election for 2023
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of September 30, 2022
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
  • Review of “Buoys Law”
    • This new law amends the Education Law and concerns dispensing of medication by veterinarians. The Board will review the new law and discuss potential regulations for the Board of Regents review.
  • Review of new laws banning sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pets shops and new requirements for animal shelters. Dr. Chico
    • For information and discussion
  • Update from the VCPR Workgroup-Dr. Thompson
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn
State Board Meetings - 2022

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  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of January 7, 2022
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
    • Regulatory proposal
    • Open meetings law amendments
    • FDA Compounding Guidance
  • Update: discussion with Mr. Spillane concerning corporate practice and veterinary medicine
  • Request from Vets to Pets House Call service to establish VCPR by video chat. Review of VCPR Guidance for Discussion (see http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vetpg5.htm)
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn

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  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of September 3, 2021
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
  • Board leadership election for 2022
  • Supervision of Veterinarians Providing Care in Multi-Doctor Practices- Dr. Aspros
    • Dr. Aspros
  • Exemptions from Rabies Vaccinations
    • Dr. Chico
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn

1411 Broadway, New York City.
Remote sites:
Rochester, Syracuse, Albany

  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of May 6, 2022
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
    • Veterinary "nursing"
  • "Ask Dennis"
    • Dennis Spillane, director of OPD, will be available to answer our questions concerning the disciplinary process
  • Update from the VCPR Workgroup-Meg Thompson
  • Correspondence concerning access to emergency services (see attached)
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn
State Board Meetings - 2021

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  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of March 12, 2021
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
  • Selection of Delegate to the AAVSB Annual Meeting
  • Presentation: Update on Office of Professions Technology Improvements for Applicants and Licensees: Heather Klusendorf, Director, OP Modernization Program
  • Supervision of Veterinarians Providing Care in Multi-Doctor Practices- Dr. Aspros
    • Dennis Spillane-OPD Director
  • Policy review: Pre-professional education licensure requirements-Dr. Aspros
    • Dr. Karen Brandt-AVMA, Council on Education (invited)
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn

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Friday, July 9, 2021, 10:30 a.m.


  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of March 12, 2021
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
  • Selection of Delegate to the AAVSB Annual Meeting
  • Presentation: Update on Office of Professions Technology Improvements for Applicants and Licensees: Heather Klusendorf, Director, OP Modernization Program
  • Supervision of Veterinarians Providing Care in Multi-Doctor Practices- Dr. Aspros
    • Dennis Spillane-OPD Director
  • Policy review: Pre-professional education licensure requirements-Dr. Aspros
    • Dr. Karen Brandt-AVMA, Council on Education (invited)
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn
State Board Meetings - 2020

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Friday, December 3, 2020, 1:00 p.m.


  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of September 10, 2020
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
  • Board Leadership Elections for Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine -         No public Regents report since last meeting
  • Update on Veterinary CE sponsorship requirements-Stephen Boese, Carla Wells
  • Supervision of Veterinarians Providing Care in Multi-Doctor Practices-Dr. Aspros (handouts)
    • Mr. Spillane comments
    • NYSVMS Comments
  • Discussion-Mechanical Ventilators-Dr. Zoyhofski
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn

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Thursday, September 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m.


  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of May 8, 2020
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
    • Letter from NYSVMS
    • Other issues
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine (handout)
  • Report of the Work Group on Supervision of Veterinarians Providing Care in Multi-Doctor Practices-Dr. Aspros (handout)
  • Discussion-Addition to Section 5.14 of the Practice Guidelines-Medical Records- Dr. Aspros (handout)
  • Discussion-Mechanical Ventilators-Dr. Zoyhofski
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn
  • Welcome and Introductions – Doug Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of September 19, 2019
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine (handout)
  • Leadership Election
  • Governor Cuomo’s proposal concerning antibiotics and enforcement of the FDA Veterinary Feed Directive New FDA draft guidance regarding compounding
  • Other issues?
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn
State Board Meetings - 2019
  • Welcome and Introductions – Doug Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of May 3, 2019
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
    • PEMF lawsuit
    • Summer update
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine (handout)
  • Discussion with Dennis Spillane – new OPD Director and Public Conduct Officer
  • Preprofessional Education Requirement for Licensure –Review of Policy
    • Stephen Boese
  • Update from the Telehealth Workgroup
    • Doug Aspros
  • Report from the Record Keeping Workgroup
    • Doug Aspros
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn

10:00 a.m. General Session

  • Welcome and Introductions – Doug Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of January 11, 2019
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine (handout)
  • Presentation from the American Association of State Veterinary Boards
    • Jim Penrod, Executive Director
  • Presentation from NYS Veterinary Medical Society – Telehealth, VCPR
    • Tim Atkinson
  • Report from the Record Keeping Workgroup
    • Doug Aspros
  • Equine PEMF Therapy
  • Telemedicine proposal from a NYS veterinary practice-motion for executive session
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn
  • Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Aspros
  • Review of Minutes from the meeting of September 7, 2018
  • Update from NYSED and the Office of Professions – Stephen Boese
  • Review Public Record of Board of Regents Enforcement Action in Veterinary Medicine (handout)
  • Report from the AAVSB 2018 Annual Meeting—Dr. Chmielewicz
  • Guidelines Review-Record Keeping
    • NYSVMS Guests:
    • Dr. Susan Wylegala
    • Dr. Margret Thompson
  • Other issues?
    • Next steps with Revising the Guidelines. Consideration of Telemedicine-Dr. Aspros
  • Next Meeting Dates
  • Adjourn

Tentative Meeting Dates