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Getting Ready to Graduate?

As you prepare to graduate, there are a number of applications to be made for state licensure, controlled substance registration and federal accreditation (optional). An explanation of how these processes work is detailed in the links provided, below; it is highly recommended that you log onto the actual websites to be assured that you are filling out the most up-to-date forms. These forms are also included in an Information Notebook located on the countertop in the Academic Affairs Office.

Specific questions with regard to any of these processes should be addressed to the agency, directly, to ensure you are receiving the most current information. For assistance with these forms, please contact either Dr. Jennifer Hodgson or Dr. Jacquelyn Pelzer in the Office of Academic Affairs.

North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)

Entrance into private veterinary clinical practice requires the successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).

State Licensure Guidelines

Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine Licensure Procedure for Veterinarians


Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Instructions for Applicants Seeking a Maryland Veterinary License

Other States

For applicants seeking licensure in other states, log onto the website of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME)

Application to Dispense Pharmaceuticals

U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency Application to Dispense Controlled Substances

Federal Accreditation (Optional)

U.S Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services Application for Federal Veterinary Accreditation