2-15-1742. Board of veterinary medicine. (1) There is a board of veterinary medicine.
(2) The board consists of six members appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate, five of whom must be licensed veterinarians and one of whom must be a public member who is a consumer of veterinary services and who may not be a licensee of the board or of any other board under the department of labor and industry.
(3) Each veterinarian member must be a reputable licensed veterinarian who has graduated from a college that is authorized by law to confer degrees and that has educational standards equal to those approved by the American veterinary medical association. Each veterinarian member must have actually and legally practiced veterinary medicine in either private practice or public service in this state for at least 5 years immediately before appointment.
(4) Each member shall serve for a term of 5 years. The governor may, after notice and hearing, remove a member for misconduct, incapacity, or neglect of duty.
(5) The board is allocated to the department for administrative purposes only as provided in 2-15-121.