SUMMARY OF: A Performance Audit of the
Department of Commerce, Community,
and Economic Development,
Board of Veterinary Examiners

Why DLA Performed This Audit

The purpose of the audit was to determine if there is a need for the board’s continued existence and whether its termination date should be extended. The board is set to sunset June 30, 2017, and will have one year from the date to conclude its administrative operations.

Report Conclusions

The board is serving in the public’s interest by effectively licensing and regulating veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The board monitors licensees and works to  ensure only qualified individuals practice. Furthermore, the board develops and adopts regulations  to improve the veterinarian and veterinary technician occupations in Alaska.

In accordance with AS 08.03.010(c)(22), the board is scheduled to terminate on June 30, 2017. We recommend that the legislature extend the board’s termination date to June 30, 2025.

Findings and Recommendations

1. The board chair should review the annual report for accuracy and completeness before final submission to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.