State Board of Veterinary Medicine
The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that a person pretending to be from the State Board of Veterinary Medicine (Board) is calling licensees about the status of their license. The scammer asks for credit card information. Persons who give their credit card information may not only lose their money, but also can become a victim of identity theft.
Licensees are urged to avoid becoming a victim of credit card fraud or identity theft:
BPOA and/or Board will NOT call licensees asking for payment over the phone.
If you get a text message or call asking for your credit card information, hang up.
Do NOT give your personal or financial information over the phone.
If you feel that you are a victim of any type of scam, you should immediately notify your local or state police.
The State Board of Veterinary Medicine regulates the licensure and practice of veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Among its other functions, the Board licenses veterinarians; certifies veterinary technicians and approves schools and colleges of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology programs. The Board protects the public from being misled by incompetent, unscrupulous and unauthorized persons and from unprofessional or illegal practices by persons licensed to practice veterinary medicine.
note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted
to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the
law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any
given case or scenario. You are invited to contact a private attorney or
professional organization for advice or guidance.