Texas Veterinarian Licensing Requirements

Requirements for veterinary practice in Texas:

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

Fee: $515.00 application fee (includes state exam)
Temporary License available: Yes
Reciprocity: No
Foreign Grads – AVMA ECFVG or PAVE: Yes
Transcripts: Yes
Professional References: Yes
Verification of Active Practice: No
Verification of Licensure/letter of good standing: Yes
Licensing Period: 1 year
Jurisprudence Exam: Yes, must be scheduled & taken at Comira testing center

NAVLE or NBE & CCT – VIVA Score Reporting: Yes
Grad of AVMA Approved College of Vet Med: Yes
Certificate of Veterinary Medical Education/Diploma: No
Continuing Education Requirements: 17 hours, annually
Resume: No
Proof of Citizenship / Alien Status: Yes
Criminal Background Check: Yes

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