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You must meet the following requirements to receive an Ohio veterinary license. 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.

The Following must be submitted with this completed application:

A) You must be a graduate from an AVMA approved college or have completed the ECFVG or PAVE program. An official copy of your final 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 or PAVE program certificate completion (Steps 1, 2, 3 & 4) must be submitted to the Ohio Board.

B) If you are seeking licensure before your final transcripts are ready you may submit a letter from the dean indicating your graduation date to which the Board can issue a license pending your final transcripts. You will then have 6 weeks after graduation to submit your final transcripts to the Ohio Board.

C) You must pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) and have your passing scores transferred to the Ohio Board.

D) 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 = $425.00; odd numbered years = $300.00. 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.

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