to Apply for an Ohio Veterinary Medical License by Examination:
If you are a student or graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary
college or Ross University:
the State of Ohio application for a Veterinary License by Examination.
The application needs to have proper notarization and a recent
- The Ohio
Board must receive directly from the college/university an official
copy of your transcript with the appropriate college seal and
a photocopy of your diploma.
- If you are
soon to graduate, or are a recent graduate (same year as application)
and the final transcript and copy of your diploma are not yet
available, you may have the dean of your college submit a letter
to the Ohio Board attesting to your pending/recent graduation.
The letter must include the exact date of graduation. The official
transcript and copy of your diploma will need to be received by
the Ohio Board within six weeks of your graduation.
- Three letters
of personal reference must be submitted to the Ohio Board. These
letters should comment on your moral character from any adult
who has known you for at least one year, but is not a member of
- If you have
held or currently hold a license to practice veterinary medicine
in any other state or country, you must request from the veterinary
board of each and every state or province a certificate of licensure
be mailed directly to the Ohio Board. LICENSURE
- You must
have passed the NBE and CCT examinations with a 75.0, or above
OR the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)
with a 75.0, or above. These scores must be transferred to the
Ohio Board by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards',
Veterinary Information Verifying Ageny (VIVA): P.O. Box 801618,
Kansas City, MO 64180-1614, phone: 877-698-8482 or 816-931-1504.
These scores must be received before the Ohio Board will review
- You must
complete both an Ohio criminal background check and an FBI criminal
background check, conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification
and Investigation (BCI&I). CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
- Submit the
required fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order (personal
checks will not be accepted):
On or after
the first day of March in even numbered years = $375.00
On or after the first day of March in odd numbered years = $250.00
If you are a graduate from a foreign school:
- Ohio requires
that all foreign graduates complete the AVMA ECFVG program (Steps
1, 2, 3 & 4) in order to be eligible for licensure in Ohio.
The Ohio Board must receive a letter directly from the ECFVG Committee
confirming your completion of the program and a copy of your certificate
- You are
also required to complete the requirements listed above in Section
A: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.
APPLICATION FOR VETERINARY LICENSE BY EXAMINATION