North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board is an Occupational Licensing Board of
the State, and was established in 1903. The Board is responsible for governing the
practice of veterinary medicine.
Practice Facility & Corporation Coordinator
Below is a summary of the procedures, laws and guidelines to obtain a Letter of
Certification through the NC Veterinary Medical Board to form professional entity.
PLEASE REFER TO THE BOARD’S WEBSITE FOR EXPLANATIONS OF TYPES OF LICENSES
AND OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION.
Bookmark the link to the NC Veterinary Medical Board for your future reference.
North Carolina licensed veterinarians who want to form a professional Corporation
or professional Limited Liability Company must apply to the North Carolina Veterinary
Medical Board for a Letter of Certification pursuant to Chapter 55B of the North
Carolina General Statutes.
Procedure to Create a Professional Entity
- Download and complete the appropriate professional entity creation document from
the Forms link on the Corporations Division website.
- Download and complete part one paperwork from http://www.ncvmb.org
and submit to Board office along with a copy of the proposed
articles. This form requires the listing of all names of shareholders and the selection
of a company name, physical address and mailing address.
- Professional corporation names contain P.A., P.C., Inc. or P.L.L.C.
- Only North Carolina Licensed veterinarians may own stock in a Professional Corporation
or be a member of a Professional LLC
- The articles of incorporation or organization must state that the purpose is
to form a “Professional Limited Liability Company or Professional Corporation.”
Articles may not state for forming a business corporation.
- Forming a Corporation is not the same process as the Practice Facility name approval.
These are two separate issues that need to be addressed before providing veterinary
services to the public.
Upon receipt and review, the Board will issue a Letter of Certification, which must
be affixed to the proposed Articles of Incorporation or Organization and filed with
the Secretary of State’s Office within 90 days. The Letter of Certification
is the Board’s verification that all owners in a professional corporation/organization
providing veterinary services are licensed to practice veterinary medicine in North
Complete and submit Part II paperwork along with a copy of the Articles of Incorporation/Organization
with the seal and signature of the Secretary of State to the Board office to receive
a registration number and certificate.
Renewal of Professional Corporation/Organizations
Professional corporations and organizations are renewed in December of each year.
Forms are sent to the address on record. If not renewed the professional corporation/organization
will be revoked. Notice of a revoked status is provided to the Secretary of State
with a request to suspend the professional corporation/organization of record.
Dissolving or Amending of Professional Corporation/Organization
Changes such as dissolving or amending the Articles of Incorporation/ Organization
my require paperwork that will need to be submitted with the proposed changes to
the Secretary of State’s Office. Therefore, when making those changes, contact
the Board first to receive the most up to date information.
North Carolina Statutes
Secretary of State
North Carolina Administrative Code
Secretary of State
- 18 NCAC 04 .0318 - Authorization of Foreign Professional Corporations
- 18 NCAC 04 .0502 - Words Prohibited in Addition to Statutory Prohibitions
- 18 NCAC 04 .0503 - Deceptively Similar and Distinguishable Names
- 18 NCAC 04 .0504 - Filing Fictitious or Assumed Name for Foreign Entity
NC Veterinary Medical Board
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