Any controlled substance (CII-CIV) dispensing activity, up to a 5-day supply, which occurs by a licensed veterinarian after discharge pursuant to an office procedure/hospitalization or after physical examination, does not have to be reported to the PMP.

However, any dispensings exceeding a 5-day supply must be reported to the PMP.

Dispensing of Phenobarbital (up to a 31-day supply) does not need to be reported.

Which to Use: Owner or Animal's Name, Address and Date of Birth?

To enter a prescription correctly, use the animal's first name, owner's last name, owner's address and animal's date of birth. The date of birth can usually be retrieved from the prescriber or the animal's owner. If you only have the month and year of birth, please be consistent with the dates you use for this specific animal.

If you dispense (CII-CIV) controlled substances to an animal, the Prescription Monitoring Act classifies the animal who is the ultimate user of a drug for whom a drug was dispensed as a "patient".

For additional information call 803-896-0688 or email

Attention all Licensees with the SC Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners that Require Continuing Competency at Renewal

The Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has partnered with CE Broker and, on 05/15/2017, went live with the new CE tracking system.  CE Broker tracks continuing education for all licensees of the Board that require continuing education/competency to maintain their licenses.  This is a free service to all licensees, and you can claim your account by following the link below.  The service provides licensees with simple CE management, course search, clear notification of changes in CE requirements, automatic reporting by providers, and much more.  *Upgraded accounts are available from CE Broker, but are not required.

Whether active or inactive, you are required to have an account set up with CE Broker and to assure that your continuing education is reported before you will be able to renew.  Please remember, all continuing education has to be completed within the renewal period, so 2019 renewal should have continuing education dated between 04/01/2017 and 03/31/2019.  Licensees cannot renew until ALL continuing education is completed and reported.

As always, you can contact staff at the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for answers to any of your questions concerning laws, policies, and licensure requirements.  However, if you have questions concerning setting up your account or problems with your account with CE Broker, please contact their customer support directly.



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