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 -
General Info
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Alabama Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners 334.395.5112
Alaska Alaska Board of Veterinary Examiners AK License Lookup
Alberta (CAN) Alberta Veterinary Medical Association AB License Lookup
Arizona Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board AZ License Lookup
Arkansas Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board AR License Lookup
British Columbia (CAN) College of Veterinarians of British Columbia BC License Lookup
California California Veterinary Medical Board CA License Lookup
Colorado Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine CO License Lookup
Connecticut Connecticut State Board of Veterinary Medicine CT License Lookup
Delaware Delaware Board of Veterinary Medicine DE License Lookup
District of Columbia District of Columbia Board of Veterinary Medicine DC License Lookup
Florida Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine FL License Lookup
Georgia Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine GA License Lookup
Hawaii Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine HI License Lookup
Idaho Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine ID License Lookup
Illinois Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation IL License Lookup
Indiana Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners IN License Lookup
Iowa Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine IA License Lookup
Kansas Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners KS License Lookup
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners KY License Lookup
Louisiana Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine LA License Lookup
Maine Maine Board of Veterinary Medicine ME License Lookup
Manitoba (CAN) Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association MB License Lookup
Maryland Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners MD License Lookup
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine MA License Lookup
Michigan Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine MI License Lookup
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine MN License Lookup
Mississippi Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine MS License Lookup
Missouri Missouri Veterinary Medical Board MO License Lookup
Montana Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine MT License Lookup
Nebraska Nebraska Board of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery NE License Lookup
Nevada Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners NV License Lookup
New Brunswick (CAN) New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association NB License Lookup
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Veterinary Medicine NH License Lookup
New Jersey New Jersey State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners NJ License Lookup
New Mexico New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine NM License Lookup
New York New York State Board for Veterinary Medicine NY License Lookup
Newfoundland & Labrador (CAN) Newfoundland and Labrador College of Veterinarians NL License Lookup
North Carolina North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board NC License Lookup
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners ND License Lookup
Northwest Territories (CAN) Northwest Territories 867.767.9067
Nova Scotia (CAN) Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association NS License Lookup
Nunavut Territory (CAN) Nunavut Territory
Ohio Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board OH License Lookup
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners OK License Lookup
Ontario (CAN) - veterinarians Only College of Veterinarians of Ontario ON License Lookup
Ontario (CAN) - veterinary technicians Only Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians ONT License Lookup
Oregon Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board OR License Lookup
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine PA License Lookup
Prince Edward Island (CAN) Prince Edward Island VMA PE License Lookup
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners 787.765.2929
Quebec (CAN) Ordre des medecins veterinaires du Quebec QC License Lookup
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Veterinary Medicine RI License Lookup
Saskatchewan (CAN) Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association SK License Lookup
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners SC License Lookup
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners SD License Lookup
Tennessee Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners TN License Lookup
Texas Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners TX License Lookup
Utah Utah Veterinary Physician Licensing Board UT License Lookup
Vermont Vermont Board of Veterinary Medicine VT License Lookup
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Board of Veterinary Medicine 340.718.1311 x3647
Virginia Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine VA License Lookup
Washington Washington State Veterinary Board of Governors WA License Lookup
West Virginia West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine WV License Lookup
Wisconsin Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board WI License Lookup
Wyoming Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine WY License Lookup

Are you a veterinarian looking for a pathway to get licensed in the United States?
The PAVE Program helps American veterinary regulatory boards evaluate the education equivalency of foreign veterinary graduates.

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