California Veterinarian Licensing Requirements

Requirements for veterinary practice in California:

Here’s a quick overview of the veterinary licensing requirements for the state of California. To learn more, click on the “visit website” button below.

Fee: $350
Temporary License available: Yes
Reciprocity: Yes
Foreign Grads – AVMA ECFVG or PAVE: Yes
Transcripts: Yes
Professional References: Yes
Verification of Active Practice: Yes
Verification of Licensure/letter of good standing: Yes
Licensing Period: 2 years
Medical / Jurisprudence Exam: $235.00 – California State Board Exam
*100.00 – Veterinary Law Exam (open book) also required
*3-day California Curriculum Course Completion Certificate for Reciprocity Candidates

NAVLE or NBE & CCT – VIVA Score Reporting: Yes
Grad of AVMA Approved College of Vet Med: Yes
Certificate of Veterinary Medical Education/Diploma: Yes
Continuing Education Requirements: 36 hours, every 2 year period
Resume: No
Proof of Citizenship / Alien Status: Yes
Criminal Background Check: Yes

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