Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association | 1121 Chatham Road Springfield, IL 62704
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association within the Springfield Region


The practice of veterinary medicine in the State of Illinois is declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare and to be subject to State regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the veterinary profession merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified and licensed persons be permitted to practice veterinary medicine.

Legislative Action Center ISVMA now uses Capwiz·XC™, an award-winning suite of online citizen action tools designed to increase grassroots participation by connecting citizens to their elected officials. Communicate your views to your lawmakers, determine which elected officials represent your home and/or your business, and more.

Using The GA Dashboard

ISVMA Veterinary Fact Sheet


ISVMA Bill Tracker
Powerful legislative software that makes it easy for you to communicate with your legislators, review legislation important to veterinarians, obtain copies of key state laws and rules and regulations, and download issue white papers.

Legislators & Legislation
Contact your legislators or listen to the Illinois General Assembly Live!

ISVMA Legislative Relationship Form
Complete this form if you have a relationship with an elected official in Illinois State Government or the Illinois Congressional Delegation.

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
(the government agency that regulates veterinarians)
              Veterinary License Look Up
              Veterinary licensing information
              Veterinary Practice Act
              Veterinary Administrative Rules
              Certified Veterinary Technician Licensing Information
              Veterinary Technician Rules

Illinois General Assembly Online
The Illinois General Assembly Online. Information on finding your legislator, current bill introductions, the Illinois Revised Code and Illinois Administrative Code and bill text.

Statutes Illinois Statutes Related to the Health and Welfare of Animals and the Public and Veterinary Medicine

Illinois Veterinary Licensing and Disciplinary Board
state regulatory agency which oversees the veterinary profession, including license renewals.

Rules & Regulations Licensee applications and forms, rules from the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 1994 (225 ILCS 115/), Illinois Register, Administrative Rules, etc.

Thomas-Legislative Information on the Internet
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, a service of the Library of Congress.

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Department of Agriculture

The Illinois Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health and Welfare

Health Certificate Requirements

Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois State Board of Pharmacy

Illinois Industrial Commission
Employer Safety Services

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Racing Board

Federal Agencies

Drug Enforcement Administration
US Department of Justice

Drug Enforcement Administration – Office of Diversion Control

Environmental Protection
How to dispose of potentially infectious medical waste.

The Web site makes available a database containing all OTC and prescription drugs and is searchable by compound, trade name, or species.

Food Safety Research Information
The site provides detailed information on food safety research projects, spending, and accomplishments by federal agencies, along with links to other important food safety research information. This Web site was created by the Food Safety Research Information Office at the USDA’s National Agricultural Library, with information from related government food safety agencies.

US Department of Health & Human Services, Food & Drug Administration

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services
Links to APHIS animal activities as well as other pages dealing with this subject.
Find disease, import/export, trade support, biologics, monitoring and surveillance, and veterinary services information.