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Veterinarian Licensing Information

The browsers that work best with the eLicense system are:

  • Google Chrome (recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (Version 11)

Follow these steps if you DO NOT have a license in Ohio.

  1. Go to the eLicense Ohio system at https://elicense.ohio.gov/.
  2. Select Login / Create Your Account.
  3. Under New Users, choose I Don't Have a License.
  4. You will be asked to enter your personal information including your date of birth and social security number. This is required information.
  5. You will then select Apply For a New License to access the application for the license you wish to apply for.

Follow these steps if you ALREADY HAVE a license in Ohio.

  1. Go to the eLicense Ohio system at https://elicense.ohio.gov/.
  2. Select Login / Create Your Account.
  3. Under New Users, choose I Have a License.
  4. You will be asked to enter your personal information including your date of birth and social security number. This is required information.
  5. You will be asked to enter a security code. If you do not have your security code, then click Obtain Security Code.
  6. You will be asked to enter an e-mail and password. Your e-mail address will be your login name in eLicense Ohio.

Submitting Additional Documentation

  1. After creating your account using the steps provided above select DASHBOARD from the top row.
  2. On the options drop down menu select 'submit additional documentation

Licensing requirements such as transcripts can be sent to:
info@ovmlb.state.oh.us or
Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
77 S. High St. 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

If you are a foreign graduate from a non-AVMA accredited veterinary program you will need to have completed one of the programs below:



New Graduate Veterinary Application:

Veterinary License by Reciprocity: (for licensure if you have been licensed in another state)

Limited or Limited Resident License

Temporary Permit

Specialist Certificate

Section 4741.19(D) states that a veterinarian licensed to practice in this state shall not present the person’s self as or state a claim that the person is a specialist unless the veterinarian has previously met the requirements for certification by a specialty organization recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties or such other requirements found in 4741-1-02 OAC and has paid the fees required.

Provisional Graduate License

Business Facility Permit

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