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How to Apply for an Ohio Veterinary Temporary Permit:

The Board may issue a Temporary Permit without the examination requirement to a veterinarian holding a valid license, not revoked, suspended, or expired in another state. A Temporary Permit authorizes the permit holder to act as a veterinarian consultant or to provide veterinary medical services in Ohio for a specific veterinary practice or animal for a period of six months. A Temporary Permit can be extended for one period of six months.

The Ohio Board may issue a Temporary Permit if the following requirements are met:

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

  2. The Ohio Board must receive a letter directly from an Ohio licensed veterinarian stating the facility or veterinary practice where you will be practicing.

  3. You must hold a valid, current, unencumbered license from another state. You must have the veterinary board of each and every state or province that you have been licensed in, submit directly to the Ohio Board a certification of license. LICENSURE CERTIFICATION

  4. 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 CHECK FAQ'S

  5. Submit the required $100.00 fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order (personal checks will not be accepted).



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