Disciplinary Actions

Woody the DogThe State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is responsible fo​r investigating complaints against its licensees and, when necessary, ordering disciplinary actions against them. In the interest of transparency, the Board will post all disciplinary actions taken against Maryland veterinarians.

The database currently lists all actions taken since 2010 and has links to the final orders for those actions handed down during FY 2017, which began July 1, 2016. More information will be added as more files become available electronically. Residents are always welcome to contact us for more information at: 410-841-5862 or email mda.veterinaryboard@maryland.gov

SBVME Disciplinary Database - 2010 to present.  Note: When you click on this link, a searchable Excel database will download to your computer.  

For questions about complaints or disciplinary actions, call 410-841-5784.

(Last updated October 29, 2020)


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The Maryland HealthCare Professionals Program (MHPP) is a private, confidential, non‐disciplinary program that works to advocate for the health and well‐being of all veterinarians licensed by the Maryland Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. The MHPP provides a confidential, private setting to address issues that have become problematic and may potentially impact the ability to practice of veterinary medicine. The MHPP assists with problems such as alcohol and other substance use issues, psychiatric illness, cognitive impairment, behavioral issues boundary violations that do not include sexual misconduct, as well as any concerns related to personal or professionals stress. The MHPP is HIPAA-compliant and protects the confidentiality of those the program serves as set forth under state and federal law. The MHPP is operated through the Center for a Healthy Maryland, the charitable 501(C)(3) affiliate of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society. The Maryland Board of Veterinary Examiners recommends that veterinary practices and other reporting entities, when appropriate, use the MHPP as a helping alternative to the disciplinary process.  If you are a veterinarian with a problem – you can get help from the MHPP. See the Maryland HealthCare Professionals Program or call 410.962.5580.