Ohio have a state exam that a candidate must pass for licensure?
For a veterinary license, a candidate must pass the North American
Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). For a veterinary technician
registration, a candidate must pass the Veterinary Technician
National Examination (VTNE).
foreign veterinary graduates eligible for licensure in Ohio
prior to receiving ECFVG or PAVE certification?
No. A foreign graduate must complete steps 1, 2, 3 & 4 of
the ECFVG or PAVE program to become licensed.
a foreign graduate work as a registered veterinary technician?
do I contact to transfer my national test scores?
The Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA):
can apply for a Veterinary License by Reciprocity?
candidate who currently holds a valid unencumbered license in
is a Letter of Good Standing?
letter that is produced by a State Veterinary Licensing Board
stating whether any disciplinary action was ever taken on your
current or expired veterinary license in that state and the
status of that license (active/expired/suspended/etc.). A letter
of good standing is required from each and every state that
you have ever been licensed.
can I request a Letter of Good Standing from the Ohio Board?
can send us a fax or email include your name and address of
the State Board where the form needs to be mailed. The Ohio
Board does not charge a fee for this service. Email: email@example.com
a candidate eligible to become a Registered Veterinary Technician
in Ohio by working under a veterinarian for a specific period
To become a Registered Veterinary Technician, a candidate must
have a degree in Animal Health Technology from and approved
accredited school and meet all requirements by the Ohio Board.
- If I
have a felony, can I still get a license?
question that the Board staff routinely receives revolves around
the same issue: What misdemeanors or felonies will disallow
an applicant from receiving a license or registration? The answer
is generally that the Board is sympathetic to their plight,
however the Board staff cannot provide a firm answer. A misdemeanor
or felony conviction does not automatically disqualify an applicant
from obtaining a license. Please note, however, that a felony
conviction involving physical violence or drugs will be reviewed
more carefully by the Board members.
At the time that the applicant submits their application for
licensure or registration, the Board will review the circumstances
surrounding the conviction and any other mitigating factors
as determined by the Board members sitting on the Board. The
Board members serve for three year periods and those terms are
staggered. Therefore, the Board may have different members serving
each year. Those members may have different views than the ones
serving today. As a result, the Board cannot comment on what
a Board will decide regarding the application submitted for
license or registration in the future.
In some circumstances, the Board may license an individual,
but enter into a Consent Agreement where they would place practice
restrictions on the individual for a probationary period. It
is always best to be truthful with the Board and provide as
much information that might be helpful to the Board in making
an informed decision.
- How often
do licenses or registrations have to be renewed?
a biennial basis. Veterinarians must renew by March 1st in even
numbered years. Technicians must renew by March 1st in odd numbered
is the grace period for renewal after March 1st?
The license or registration expires on March 1st, practicing after
that expiration constitutes "practicing with an expired license",
which is a violation of Revised Code Section 4741.19.
- Are Continuing
Education hours required for a first renewal?
- Can an
expired license always be brought current by renewal?
Once a license or registration has been expired for four years,
it becomes null and void. A new application would need to be submitted
with all of the required documents and a new license would be