Veterinarians must have a license in each state or province (jurisdiction) where they practice. Many jurisdictions also require that Veterinary Technicians be licensed. The AAVSB provides a list of jurisdictions with links or contact info for the licensing board to verify that a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician (in jurisdictions that require a license for Veterinary Technicians) is licensed.

Contact a Licensing Board

Every state and province in the USA and Canada has a veterinary regulatory board tasked with regulating the practice of veterinary medicine. Regulators ensure that those entering the practice of veterinary medicine meet a minimum standard of practice by being properly educated, qualified, and are fit to be licensed. Regulators will also investigate complaints against veterinarians, veterinary technicians, or facilities. Contact information for your jurisdiction’s licensing board can be found in the chart below.

Jurisdiction Licensing Board Homepage -
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Alabama AL State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners 334.262.8068
Alaska AK Board of Veterinary Examiners AK License Lookup
Alberta (CAN) AB Veterinary Medical Association AB License Lookup
Arizona AZ Veterinary Medical Examining Board AZ License Lookup
Arkansas AR Veterinary Medical Examining Board AR License Lookup
British Columbia (CAN) College of Veterinarians for BC BC License Lookup
California CA Veterinary Medical Board CA License Lookup
Colorado CO State Board of Veterinary Medicine CO License Lookup
Connecticut CT Board of Veterinary Medicine CT License Lookup
Delaware DE Board of Veterinary Medicine DE License Lookup
District of Columbia DC Board of Veterinary Examiners DC License Lookup
Florida FL Board of Veterinary Medicine FL License Lookup
Georgia GA State Board of Veterinary Medicine GA License Lookup
Hawaii HI Board of Veterinary Examiners HI License Lookup
Idaho ID Board of Veterinary Medicine ID License Lookup
Illinois IL Department of Financial & Professional Regulation IL License Lookup
Indiana IN Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners IN License Lookup
Iowa IA Board of Veterinary Medicine 515.281.8617
Kansas KS Board of Veterinary Examiners KS License Lookup
Kentucky KY Board of Veterinary Examiners KY License Lookup
Louisiana LA Board of Veterinary Medicine 225.342.2176
Maine ME Board of Veterinary Medicine ME License Lookup
Manitoba (CAN) MB Veterinary Medical Association 204.832.1276
Maryland MD State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners MD License Lookup
Massachusetts MA Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine MA License Lookup
Michigan MI Board of Veterinary Medicine MI License Lookup
Minnesota MN State Board of Veterinary Medicine MN License Lookup
Mississippi MS Board of Veterinary Medicine MS License Lookup
Missouri MO Veterinary Medical Board MO License Lookup
Montana MT Board of Veterinary Medicine MT License Lookup
Nebraska NE Board of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery NE License Lookup
Nevada NV State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners NV License Lookup
New Brunswick (CAN) NB Veterinary Medical Association 506.693.9994
Newfoundland & Labrador (CAN) NL College of Veterinarians NL License Lookup
New Hampshire NH Board of Veterinary Medicine NH License Lookup
New Jersey NJ Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners NJ License Lookup
New Mexico NM Board of Veterinary Medicine NM License Lookup
New York NY State Board for Veterinary Medicine NY License Lookup
North Carolina NC Veterinary Medical Board NC License Lookup
North Dakota ND Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners ND License Lookup
Northwest Territories (CAN) Government of Northwest Territories 867.767.9067
Nova Scotia (CAN) NS Veterinary Medical Association NS License Lookup
Nunavut Territory (CAN)   867.982.7688
Ohio OH Veterinary Medical Licensing Board OH License Lookup
Oklahoma OK State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners OK License Lookup
Ontario (CAN) - veterinarians only College of Veterinarians of ON ON License Lookup
Ontario (CAN) - veterinary technicians only Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians ON License Lookup
Oregon OR Veterinary Medical Examining Board OR License Lookup
Pennsylvania PA State Board of Veterinary Medicine PA License Lookup
Prince Edward Island (CAN) PE Veterinary Medical Association PE License Lookup
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners 787.765.2929
Quebec (CAN) Ordre des medicins veterinaires du Quebec QC License Lookup
Rhode Island RI Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine RI License Lookup
Saskatchewan (CAN) SK Veterinary Medical Association SK License Lookup
South Carolina SC Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners SC License Lookup
South Dakota SD Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners SD License Lookup
Tennessee TN Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners TN License Lookup
Texas TX Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners TX License Lookup
Utah UT Veterinary Physician Licensing Board UT License Lookup
Vermont VT Board of Veterinary Medicine VT License Lookup
Virginia VA Board of Veterinary Medicine VA License Lookup
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Board of Veterinary Medicine VI License Lookup
Washington WA State Veterinary Board of Governors WA License Lookup
West Virginia WV Board of Veterinary Medicine WV License Lookup
Wisconsin WI Veterinary Examining Board WI License Lookup
Wyoming WY Board of Veterinary Medicine WY License Lookup

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