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Knowledge Center


The Knowledge Center is a resource library of the most commonly asked questions members have posed to the NYSVMS office.  Several documents have been written by NYSVMS legal counsel where a legal opinion, or an interpretation of current law, is needed.


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Connections Online

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Item Name Posted By Date Posted
N/D 14: CE for public service legislation Link Administration 12/17/2014
N/D 14: Devocalization legislation Link Administration 12/17/2014
N/D 14: Animal Dentistry legislation Link Administration 12/17/2014
N/D 14: Abandoned Animal Notification Link Administration 12/17/2014
N/D 14: Sample Power of Attorney form Link Administration 12/12/2014
S/O 14: B cell Monoclonal and T cell Monoclonal  Link  more ] Administration 9/19/2014
S/O 14: Lomustine Trial Link  more ] Administration 9/19/2014
S/O 14: T-chomp Trial Link  more ] Administration 9/19/2014
S/O 14: Searchable Trial Database Link Administration 9/19/2014
S/O 14: USDA approves T-Cell Lymphoma Therapy Link Administration 9/19/2014
S/O 14: Canine Melanoma Vaccine Link Administration 9/19/2014
S/O 14: AMC Lymphoma Trial Link Administration 9/19/2014
S/O 14: Ca. Equine Event Biosecurity Toolkit  Link  more ] Administration 8/5/2014
S/O 14: Animal Bite-associated Infections Link  more ] Administration 8/5/2014

Controlled Substances

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
General Questions on I-Stop Provisions Link Administration 8/27/2013
Obtaining a HCS account for unlicensed staff PDF (1003.02 KB) Administration 8/27/2013
How to apply for a HCS account PDF (909.44 KB) Administration 8/27/2013
NYSVMS provides additional information on BNE dail Link Administration 8/27/2013
BNE doesn't grant veterinary exemption  Link Administration 8/26/2013
Update on PPA Link Administration 8/23/2013
Disposal and Destruction of Controlled Substances Link Administration 8/21/2013
DOH Guide to Online CSI Program Link Administration 8/21/2013
Changes to CS Schedule - February 2013 - Tramadol Link Administration 8/21/2013


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Knowledge Center articles related to disease prevention like rabies, lyme, heartworm, safety plans, etc.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Canine Influenza Joint Statement PDF (255.94 KB) Administration 4/23/2015
Canine Influenza Fact Sheet PDF (24.09 KB) Administration 4/23/2015
Imported Dogs with Questionable Documentation PDF (206.41 KB) Administration 6/26/2014
CDC Instructions on Reviewing Rabies Certificates PDF (81.58 KB) Administration 6/26/2014
Eastern Equine Encephalitis - Ag & Markets Letter Link Administration 8/22/2013
Rabies Immunization for Animal Handlers Link Administration 8/21/2013

DVM Licensure laws

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Knowledge Center resources about becoming a licensed veterinarian
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
60-day grace period for new licensees Link Administration 8/21/2013


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NYSED CE Frequently Asked Questions Link Administration 10/18/2013
NYSED Approved CE Providers Link Administration 10/18/2013
NYSED CE Resource PDF (48.05 KB)  more ] Administration 10/18/2013


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Forms related to the practice of veterinary medicine: Pet Lemon law, DEA registration, consent form, hospital admission form
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Hospital Admission Form Link Administration 12/12/2014
AVMA Model Consent Form Link Administration 12/12/2014
Pet Cemetery/Euthanasia/Disposal Form PDF (64.2 KB) Administration 12/23/2013
Signing Electronic Medical Records Link Administration 8/22/2013
Unfit for Purchase Pet Lemon Form Link Administration 8/21/2013

Hospital Staff: LVTs, Unlicensed Employees

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Can an LVT perform euthanasia? PDF (38.2 KB) Administration 12/17/2014
Duties of LVTs and Unlicensed Personnel Link Administration 1/26/2015
Restraining Animals in X-ray Link Administration 10/22/2013

Medical Records

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Knowledge Center articles related to veterinary medical records
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Who owns patient records? Link Administration 12/12/2014
Electronic Medical Records - Q&A PDF (58.47 KB) Administration 1/22/2014
Best Practices - Medical Records Link Administration 8/22/2013
Veterinary Medical Records FAQ Link Administration 8/21/2013


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Declaw Legislation Position Paper PDF (204.48 KB) Administration 4/20/2015
NYSVMS Bylaws PDF (84.85 KB) Administration 3/18/2015
2015 NYSVMS Legislative Agenda PDF (1.1 MB) Administration 3/27/2015
2015 JPG (318.09 KB) Administration 12/9/2014
NYSVMS Statement on AVMA Resolution 1 PDF (109.47 KB) Administration 7/18/2014
Take the LEAP! Join NYSVMS Link Administration 8/21/2013
GRLN - Grassroots Legislative Network Link Administration 8/21/2013
NYSVMS by the Numbers Link Administration 8/21/2013

NYSVMS Publications

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2015 January February PDF (7.25 MB) Administration 2/25/2015
2014 November December PDF (9.16 MB) Administration 2/25/2015
2014 September October PDF (9.04 MB) Administration 10/6/2014
2014 July August PDF (2.6 MB) Administration 7/18/2014
2014 May June PDF (2.8 MB) Administration 7/18/2014
2014 March April PDF (2.94 MB) Administration 7/18/2014
2014 January February PDF (2.04 MB) Administration 7/18/2014
2015 Advertising Kit PDF (204.17 KB) Administration 10/6/2014


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Contains Knowledge Center articles related to pharmacy, pet medications, compounding, controlled substances and other topics related to drugs.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Electronic Prescriptions PDF (177.27 KB) Administration 3/31/2015
Can unlicensed staff prepare/dispense prescription Link Administration 12/12/2014
Official NYS prescription pad Link Administration 4/22/2014
Online Pharmacy Q&A PDF (46.9 KB) Administration 4/17/2014
Prescription Drug Reform Act (I-STOP) Link Administration 8/21/2013
Prescription Drug FAQ Link Administration 8/21/2013
Federal and State Regulations on Compounding Link Administration 8/21/2013

Veterinary Practice Management

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Articles related to the business of owning/managing a veterinary hospital/clinic
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
When OPD comes knocking Link Administration 12/22/2014
Euthanization request in a client's will Link Administration 12/12/2014
Power of Attorney questions Link Administration 12/12/2014
Disposal of Unclaimed Animal Remains Link Administration 12/12/2014
Annual Wage Notice Requirement eliminated PDF (322.32 KB) Administration 6/26/2014
Selling or Closing a Veterinary Practice Link Administration 4/30/2014
Guide to NYS Sales Tax Link Administration 8/21/2013
Declaring an Animal Abandoned Link Administration 8/21/2013
Sales Tax on Cremation Link Administration 8/21/2013
Duty to Attend - Can a Vet Withdraw from a Case? Link Administration 8/21/2013
Record Retention Schedule Link Administration 8/21/2013
Wage Theft Prevention Act Link Administration 8/21/2013
Advertising FAQ Link Administration 8/21/2013
Abandoned Animals Link Administration 8/21/2013


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Resources, including current standards, for Veterinary Facility Accreditation Program.
Standards current as of 2012.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
VFAP Brochure Link Administration 8/21/2013
VFAP Accredited Hospitals Link Administration 8/21/2013
VFAP Evaluation Video Link Administration 8/21/2013
VFAP Standards 2012 PDF (585.86 KB)  more ] Administration 5/19/2013
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