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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 044 : VETERINARY MEDICINE

Subchapter 003 : EXAMINATIONS AND LICENSES

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 2421)
  • § 2421. Eligibility

    (a) An applicant is eligible for licensure who has:

    (1) reached the age of majority;

    (2) graduated from a school of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association; and

    (3) passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), or any subsequent licensing examinations prepared under the authority of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) or its successor organization.

    (b) Applicants who are not graduates of schools of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) shall possess a certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG), its successor organization, or an organization acceptable to the Board.

    (c) Upon submission of evidence acceptable to the Board of satisfaction of these eligibility criteria and upon payment of the required fees, the applicant shall receive a license; provided, however, that the Board may also require satisfactory completion of an examination covering State laws and rules related to the practice of veterinary medicine and the State or national veterinary codes of ethics.

    (d) For purposes of this section, an applicant's score on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination or any subsequent licensing examinations prepared under the authority of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, or its successor organization, shall be valid for two years from the date the applicant passed the examination. (Added 1981, No. 67, § 1; amended 1995, No. 111 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1997, No. 40, § 30; 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 21; 2007, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 23.)