The Minnesota Veterinary Practice Act requires that all interns, residents, and faculty practicing in the University’s Veterinary Medical Center are licensed by the Board. All interns and residents must have a standard veterinary license. There are three licensure categories available; however, only those faculty applicants who do not qualify for a standard license should apply for the specialty or temporary license. Please click one of the selections below to see an application form and additional information.
This is the same license that is issued to other veterinarians who practice in the state of Minnesota. The applicant is a graduate of an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine, holds an ECFVG certificate, or can present a passing NAVLE score to the Board. Holders of a standard license are not restricted to practicing within the scope of their employment at the Veterinary Medical Center.
Online application form
Paper application form
A practitioner who is specialty board certified by the AVMA or the European Board of Veterinary Specialization but does not qualify for a standard license may apply for a Specialty VMC Clinician license, which will allow the licensee to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Minnesota only in the specialty area and only within the scope of employment at the Veterinary Medical Center.
A practitioner who has graduated from a board-approved foreign veterinary school may apply for a Temporary Faculty VMC Clinician license. This license will allow the licensee to practice as faculty at the Veterinary Medical Center only in the specialty area of the licensee’s training and only within the scope of employment at the Veterinary Medical Center. The license is valid for two years. A Temporary Faculty VMC Clinician who is enrolled in a PhD program may apply for two two-year extensions. Any other Temporary Faculty VMC Clinician may apply for one two-year extension. The Board will grant an extension if the licensee demonstrates suitable progress toward completing the requirements of the academic program, specialty board certification, or full licensure in Minnesota.
Application fee $50
Jurisprudence Exam Fee $50
Initial License Fee $200
Temporary Permit Fee $50
After your application is received and approved, we will contact you and make arrangements for you to take the Jurisprudence Exam. In some cases, this exam will be emailed to you, or if you are in the vicinity of the Twin Cities, the exam can be taken at the Board office. 90% is the passing score and there is a two-hour time limit for taking the exam. Once you have completed the Jurisprudence Exam and all your documentation is in order, your file will be presented to the Board for formal license approval. Board meetings are generally held in February, May and September. See the Board meeting schedule here.
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