How to Apply for an Ohio Veterinary
Medical License by Examination
must meet the following requirements to receive an Ohio License
by Examination. If you do not meet the following requirements
within six (6) months of the Board receiving your application,
your application will be considered incomplete and returned to
you. Please note: your application fee still remains non-refundable.
You will be required to resubmit your application and application
fee once you have met all requirements.
must submit all requirments with the exception of the background
checks with your application.
Following must be submitted with a completed application:
must be a graduate from an AVMA approved college or have completed
the ECFVG program. An official copy of your transcript must
be submitted to the Ohio Board with your application in a sealed
envelope from the veterinary college granting your degree. If
you are a foreign veterinary graduate, a copy of your ECFVG
program certificate completion (Steps 1, 2, 3 & 4) must
be submitted to the Ohio Board.
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 your family.
must pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE)
and have your passing scores transferred to the Ohio Board.
Submit a fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order
made payable to the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board:
even numbered years = $375.00; odd numbered years = $250.00.
You must include your full name on your check or money order
to avoid having your application returned to you. Do NOT send
cash or credit card information. Please keep a record of
this payment the Ohio Board does NOT provide a receipt of payment.
must complete both an Ohio criminal background check and an
FBI criminal background check, conducted by the Bureau of Criminal
Investigation (BCI). The results must be forwarded to the Ohio
Board directly from BCI.