Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine

 

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DVM APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

APPLICATION STATUS - 1
Fourth Year Student, New Graduate, or DVM licensed and practicing for less than 90 days

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Complete, sign and notarize application form and submit to board office
2. Provide certification of anticipated graduation; OR
3. Provide proof of graduation from an accredited school of veterinary medicine (copy of      diploma or original final transcript from school)
4. Have three (3) character reference forms submitted

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

5. Take and pass NAVLE (or provide passing scores on previously taken NBE and CCT or NAVLE)
6. Take and pass the Louisiana State Board Examination

PRECEPTORSHIP REQUIREMENT

7. Eight weeks (320 hours) in a Board approved private, clinical practice under direct supervision of a licensed DVM

APPLICATION STATUS - 2
Licensed DVM practicing for less than five years

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Complete, sign and notarize application form and submit to board office
2. Provide proof of graduation from an accredited school of veterinary medicine (copy of diploma or original final transcript from school)
3. Provide proof of out-of-state licensure(s) in good standing
4. Have three (3) character reference forms submitted
5. Provide clean report from the National Disciplinary Database through AAVSB-VIVA (is provided with national scores transfer)

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

6. Provide passing scores on national examination (NBE and CCT or NAVLE) taken no more than five years prior to application
7. Take and pass the Louisiana State Board Examination

PRECEPTORSHIP REQUIREMENT

8. Not required/waived if proof of employment in # 7 above is provided; OR provide proof of employment as a licensed DVM practicing in a private, clinical practice for not less than 90 days immediately prior to application to waive eight-week preceptorship requirement.

 

APPLICATION STATUS - 3
Licensed DVM practicing more than five years

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Complete, sign and notarize application form and submit to board office
2. Provide proof of graduation from an accredited school of veterinary medicine (copy of diploma or original final transcript from school)
3. Provide proof of out-of-state licensure(s) in good standing
4. Have three (3) character reference forms submitted
5. Provide clean report from the National Disciplinary Database through AAVSB-VIVA (is provided with national scores transfer)

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

6. Take and pass the Louisiana State Board Examination
7. Provide passing scores on national examination (NBE and CCT) that are not greater the five years old; if national examination score is greater than five years old and in lieu of having to re-take and pass the national examination, provide proof of employment as a licensed DVM practicing in private, clinical practice or its equivalent for not less than the five years immediately preceding application

 

PRECEPTORSHIP REQUIREMENT

8. Not required/waived if proof of employment in # 7 above is provided; OR provide proof of employment as a licensed DVM practicing in a private, clinical practice for not less than 90 days immediately prior to application to waive eight-week preceptorship requirement

APPLICATION STATUS - 4
Foreign Veterinary School Student or Graduate

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Complete, sign and notarize application form and submit to board office
2. Students must provide certification of anticipated graduation from veterinary school
3. Provide proof of enrollment and completion of Step 3 in a Board accepted foreign education certification program (AVMA-ECFVG or AAVSB-PAVE); OR
4. Provide proof of completion from a Board accepted foreign education certification program (AVMA-ECFVG); a completion certificate must be submitted prior to licensure issued
5. Copy of diploma from veterinary school
6. Have three (3) character reference forms submitted

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

7. Take and pass NAVLE (or provide passing scores on previously taken NBE and CCT or NAVLE)
8. Take and pass the Louisiana State Board Examination

PRECEPTORSHIP REQUIREMENT

9. Eight weeks (320 hours) in a Board approved private, clinical practice under direct supervision of a licensed DVM

 

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