Louisiana Veterinarian Licensing Requirements

Requirements for veterinary practice in Louisiana:

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

Fee: $300
Temporary License available: No
Reciprocity: No
Foreign Grads – AVMA ECFVG or PAVE: Yes
Transcripts: Yes
Professional References: Yes
Verification of Active Practice: Yes, if wanting to waive 8-week preceptorship program.
Licensed persons coming to Louisiana from another state may submit other forms of preceptorship documentation to meet these requirements. Please contact the Board office for further information. All submissions require review and approval.

Verification of Licensure/letter of good standing: Yes
Licensing Period: 1 year
Jurisprudence Exam: Yes
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: 20 hours annually
Resume: No
Proof of Citizenship / Alien Status: Yes
Criminal Background Check: No

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