Application Requirements & Instructions – DVM by Status


Are you a first-time LBVM applicant? – If you have not yet started the online application process with the LBVM, then please select the DVM applicant type which best describes you and you will be brought to application information and instructions specific to that application type.

* Applicant for NAVLE Only – Select this option if you only need to register to take the NAVLE in Louisiana and do NOT plan on applying for a LA license.

* Student, New Grad or DVM Practicing < 90 Days – Select this option if you are registering to take the NAVLE in Louisiana AND would also like to apply for a LA license.

* DVM Practicing Less Than Five Years

* DVM Practicing More Than Five Years

* DVM – Foreign Student/Graduate

* DVM – Military Expedited


Have you already started your LBVM application through the LBVM Application Portal?
If you have already created an online account and started the online application process, click below to go to the LBVM Application Portal. Through the portal you can complete and submit your application and get frequent updates on any supplemental application material needed as well as status updates on your application with the LBVM. Applicants are encouraged to log into the LBVM Application Portal frequently for application updates.

LBVM Application Portal


If you submitted a paper copy of your application, the LBVM Application Portal will not be available to you. You will still need to contact our office at for application updates. DO NOT CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT in the LBVM Application Portal if you have already submitted a paper copy of the application for licensure.

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