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License Verification

If you are applying for a veterinary license in another state or Canadian province, there is usually a requirement for license verification, commonly called a letter of good standing, from other states where you have been licensed.  The fee to have the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine send a license verification to another licensing board is $25.00. You can request verification and pay via our online services website or you may mail a $25.00 check to the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine to pay for your request. If you simply need to verify a license number or status you may use our online service site.

Online license verification requests require that you create an online account for your Minnesota veterinary license. This online account will be used for address changes, license renewals, and license verifications. If you have already created an account you can log in using your username and password and click "Online Services" to request verification. Please use our reference document for registering as a new user.


If you have any questions about the license verification process please contact the Board at or 651-201-2844.

Additionally you may use a paper License Verification request form to request license verification and pay with a $25.00 check written to the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine. 

Minnesota Statutes, section 156.015, subdivision 1: “The Board may charge a fee of $25 per license verification to a licensee for verification of licensure status provided to other veterinary licensing boards.”

If Applying for Minnesota License

If you are applying for a Minnesota license, you must provide license verification from any state or province where you have been licensed in the past ten years. You may print and send this verification request form or simply contact the other boards to learn their procedure for verifying licenses and to find out if there is a fee. Different states have different processes and the processing time varies, so please plan accordingly. Online verifications are not sufficient for your Minnesota veterinary license application.

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