Non-Renewal or Retirement
a license is not renewed, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing
Board must determine if the veterinarian is still practicing in
Ohio, or has moved out of state or has retired from the practice.
When the Board is unable to determine the status of licensees,
the county prosecutor may be enlisted to assist. To avoid the
appearance of practicing with an expired license, it is imperative
that the Board be notified of address changes when moving out
of state and choosing not to renew, or deciding not to renew due
to the retirement from practice.
When a veterinary medical license is placed in retirement, the
licensee may not practice veterinary medicine in Ohio at any time.
The R.C. 4741 does not have provisions for doing relief work while
retired. Failure to renew also affects DEA registration and USDA-APHIS
accreditation as both require a current, unencumbered license
issued by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board.
The current requirements to reactivate retired or non current
licenses are: (1) all past continuing education hours must be
acquired; and (2) all renewal fees must be paid. The amount of
the renewal fee would be determined by the submission date. The
higher fee for late renewal would be in force. If a license is
not brought current for two bienniums, (four years) it becomes
null and void. The licensee would then have to apply for a new
license in order to practice veterinary medicine again in the
state of Ohio.
Practicing with a non-current license is a violation of R.C. 4741.22
(T) and makes the licensee liable for administrative and/or civil