The Louisiana State Board Examination consists of twenty-five questions designed to test an applicant’s familiarity with the laws and regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine in the state of Louisiana. A passing score of 70% or more on the exam is required for licensure.

One must complete the following steps to sign up to take the Louisiana state board exam:

1. Submit application and fees for DVM Licensure – An applicant for DVM licensure in Louisiana must first complete the appropriate licensure application ( and pay all necessary fees, including the State Board Exam fee of $200.

If you have already 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.

2. Determine which test date is desired – The State Board Examination is administered on the first Tuesday of every month (unless changed for weather/holiday). The deadline to sign up for the state board exam is two weeks prior to the examination date. No late applications will be accepted. The examination is currently only given at the Board office in Baton Rouge. The state board exam dates for the remaining of 2021 are as follows:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

3. Sign up for a Date via Email to the LBVM Office at and let us know which exam date works for you. You will receive an email confirmation for your test date along with some travel information.

4. Download the LA State Board Exam Study Guide – You can download the study guide by clicking here. You should also read through the LA Veterinary Practice Act available at

Once you complete the State Board Exam, your results will be posted to your Application Updates page in the the LBVM Applicant Portal. Log into your account and on the Welcome page, click the “Review” link to go to your application status/update page for more up-to-date details on the status of your application.

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