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.
Temporary License available: No
Foreign Grads – AVMA ECFVG or PAVE: 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
Proof of Citizenship / Alien Status: Yes
Criminal Background Check: No
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