Important Events

Upcoming Events updated 3/21/2017

News Alerts

None at this time.


Board Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018

State Board Examination

The State Board Examination is administered on the first Tuesday of every month

(unless changed for weather/holiday).


Examination deadline for application is 2 weeks prior to examination.
No late applications will be accepted.
The examination is given at the Board office in Baton Rouge.
Examination dates are subject to change due to holiday, weather, etc.


  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Admin

Deadline


North America Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)

The 2018 spring NAVLE test window will be April 9 through April 21, 2018.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this test window is February 1, 2018.


The 2018 winter NAVLE test window will be November -- through December --, 2018.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this test window is August 1, 2018.


The 2019 spring NAVLE test window will be April -- through April --, 2019.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this test window is February 1, 2019.


No late applications will be accepted.

Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)

The VTNE will be administered on the following schedule:

Examination Date

Application Deadline

November 15 - December 15

October 15, 2017

March 15 - April 15

February 15, 2018

July 15 - August 15

June 15, 2018


License/Certificate Renewals

All licenses/certificates presently held will expire on September 30, 2018. The 2018-19-year renewal period will be held from July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018 (expiration date).

Continuing education (CE) required for the 2018-19-year renewal must be taken between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. CE taken prior to July 1, 2017 will not be accepted.

CE taken after June 30, 2018 will be considered late and the late CE fee of $25 must be submitted to complete renewal.

Please make sure the CE programs you attended are Board approved/accepted, and that the attendance documentation is Board acceptable (see Board-approved CE Policy Statement
and/or Board Rules, Chapter 4, for details).


Rule-Making

The following is a list of Rule-making in progress. Please call or write the Board office for a copy of any Notice of Intent or Rule described below. Or, view the Notice and/or Rule in the Louisiana Register, http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osr/reg/register.aspx.


Chapter

Notice of Intent Publication Date

Final Rule publication Date

Comments Deadlines/Public Hearing Date(if requested)

Rule 403, 1227 Continuing Education, Rule 1015, 1019 Professional Conduct 11/20/2017; Comment submission to Oversight Committees 2/5/2018 (Effective 3/20/2018) 12/21/2017

Note: LBVM has approved the following online programs for LA DVM & CAET CE credits for compliance with Act 76 of the 2017 session. https://www.scopeofpain.com/ (2.5 CE credits, https://www.opioidprescribing.com/dental_landing (1 CE credit), https://vetbloom.com/product?catalog=Opioids-Looney (1.5 CE credits), the Acadiana Veterinary Medical Association February 2018 Meeting, the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association April 2018 Meeting, and the Baton Rouge Area Veterinary Medical Association May 2018 Meeting.

CAET Course Dates and Deadlines

Participation will be limited to first 30 applicants. There must be a minimum of 15 participants to hold the training course. Application deadlines will be strictly followed.


Check the Board's website for updated notices as to training locations as the site changes according
to need and availability, or call the Board office @ 225-342-2176.


Course Date

Application Deadline

Thurs., April 12, 2018 - Alexandria

Fri., March 30, 2018

Thurs.,October 12, 2017 - Lake Charles

Fri., September 29, 2017

Thurs., May 25, 2017 - Hammond

Fri., May 12, 2017

Thurs., August 18, 2016 - Hammond

Fri., August 5, 2016

CAET Course Announcement