Missouri Veterinary Medical Board

PO Box 633
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-0031
Fax: (573)-526-3856

Email: vets@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://www.pr.mo.gov/veterinarian.asp

Director: Dana Fennewald

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 340.202

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board protects the public from incompetence, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, or dishonesty; licenses only "qualified" professionals by examination and evaluation of minimum competency; enforces standards by implementing legislation and administrative rules; encourages economic development and partnerships with existing small businesses.

Function: The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board examines and determines qualifications for the licensing of veterinarians; provides for the registration of veterinary technicians; issues veterinary facility permits; issues, renews, denies, suspends, revokes, places on probation or otherwise disciplines licenses, certificates, and permits; maintains annual renewal records; issues temporary licenses under certain conditions; adopts rules and regulations to execute and enforce statutory law; establishes fees for licenses and facility permits at a level to produce revenues for the execution of the practice act; investigates complaints based on alleged violations of the practice act; addresses and disposes of complaints through disciplinary hearings, informal conferences or other legal means if necessary; and establishes minimum standards for the practice of veterinary medicine.

SubCommittees: Veterinarian Technical Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 times a year; 2-4 conference calls a year; monthly mail ballots

Location of meetings: Jefferson City, Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks

Duration of meetings: 1 and 1/2 days

Preparation time for meetings: 2 to 3 days

Total time commitment: 1 to 3 days

Details on Members

Total members: 6

Appointed members: 5

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $50 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 4 members must be veterinarians; 1 member must be a public member; 1 ex-officio member must be the State Veterinarian

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 3 Governor's appointees may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Dr. Maynard Bill Jones(D)
Professional Members 1
Term begins: Sep 28, 2018
Term expires: Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Linda Jeannine Scorse(R)
Professional Members 2
Term begins: Sep 28, 2018
Term expires: Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Michael B. Pfander(R)
Professional Members 3
Term begins: Apr 12, 2012
Term expires: Aug 29, 2012

Dr. David C. Hertzog(R)
Professional Members 4
Pleasant Hill
Term begins: May 3, 2018
Term expires: Aug 29, 2021

Christopher Rohlfing (I)
Public Member
Term begins: Jun 2, 2014
Term expires: Apr 29, 2017

Vacant Slot
State Veterinarian