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How to Apply for an Ohio Veterinary
Limited License OR Limited Resident License

The Board may issue a Limited License to practice veterinary medicine as an instructor, researcher, or diagnostician or a Limited Resident License to practice veterinary medicine as an intern, resident in a veterinary specialty, or graduate student, to an applicant if all of the following requirements are met:

  1. Complete the State of Ohio application for a Veterinary Limited License. The application needs to have proper notarization and a recent photograph attached.

  2. The Ohio Board must receive a letter directly from the accredited veterinary college, program of veterinary technology or governmental laboratory indicating your employment/internship status.

  3. 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).

    For further information regarding the Criminal Background check:

  4. Submit the required fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order (personal checks will not be accepted):

    $155.00 = Limited License
    $35.00 = Limited Resident License (can not be renewed)


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