Things to Know About Your License in Wisconsin


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The Veterinary Examining Board defines professional standards and regulatory policies for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in Wisconsin. However, many license holders don't understand how the VEB impacts their daily practice and how to stay in compliance. Join Melissa Mace, Executive Director of the VEB, to learn more about what the VEB does, how to get your questions answered, how the complaint process works, and what to do if a complaint is filed against you.

This session will be moderated by Dr. Robert Forbes, a past chair of the VEB.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, but specific cases will not be discussed or laws interpreted.


Melissa Mace
Melissa Mace has worked at the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection for 23 years. Her state career journey began with DATCP in Budget and Accounting, had stops as a Policy Analyst, and since 2011, has been serving as the Director of Field Services for the Division of Animal Health. In addition, Melissa has been the Executive Director of the Veterinary Examining Board since July 2018.

Robert Forbes, DVM
Dr. Robert Forbes lives in Neenah, Wisconsin, and works for Zoetis Global Diagnostics. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. In addition to his current position as a professional services veterinarian, Dr. Forbes has experience as a small animal veterinarian, an emergency veterinarian, and a veterinary clinic owner. He is the past Chairman of the Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board and has led the Veterinary Medical Associations for both the Coulee Region and Northeast Wisconsin. He has been a member of WVMA and AVMA since 2005.