Requirements for licensing:
Download Veterinarian Application Form
- Completed application form, signed and notarized.
- A passport size photograph.
- A completed child support information form.
- Letters of Good-Standing from the licensing agency of each state in which you are
licensed or have been licensed.
- A fee of $200.00. This exam fee covers the expense of application, jurisprudence
exam administration, and licensing fees through the year you are licensed in, at
which time you will receive a renewal form for the upcoming year. Please make check
or money order payable to the Nevada State Veterinary Board.
- An official/certified verification of your diploma or transcripts verifying your
- NAVLE or CCT & NBE scores. These scores must be sent directly from The American
Association Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). They can be reached at www.aavsb.org or (816) 931-1504 between
8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Central Time.
Note-The State of Nevada requires each applicant to have passed the North
American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) or the National Board Exam (NBE)
& Clinical Competency Test (CCT) within the five years immediately preceding the
date the application was submitted.
If you have not taken the above noted exams in the past five years, you can elect
to take the NAVLE or take either the Small Animal or the Equine Species Specific
Examination (SSE), whichever is your primary discipline. an overall score of 70
must be achieved. The SSE can only be taken twice and the cost is $400.00. The exam
can be given in either Las Vegas or Reno, NV and can be scheduled once we have received
all of your application documentation.
- The Nevada State Board Examination. The primary focus is jurisprudence, the Nevada
Revised Statutes and Regulations. Once we receive your application, fees and all
the other requirements listed in application items (1-7), you will be sent the Nevada
Veterinary Practice Act and the take home examination. The passing score is 90%.
Pursuant to NRS 638.105 (2), a Diplomate from an approved specialty board of the
American Veterinary Medical Association who wishes to be licensed solely in his/her
specialty does not have to meet the five year requirement of taking the NAVLE in
the last five years (7). You must send with your application official/certified
verification of your Diplomate status.
NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY LICENSING EXAMINATION (NAVLE)
If you need to take the NAVLE you must make application directly to the NBVME. www.nbvme.org
or (701) 224-0332.
Foreign Veterinary Graduates are required by Nevada Law to present this Board with
official documentation verifying certification from the Education Committee of Foreign
Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG), issued by the American Veterinary Medical Association
(AVMA). The AVMA can be reached at (800) 248-2862 between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
Nevada requires that any person operating a veterinary facility register with the
board and be issued a permit for its operation. Any veterinarian who plans on purchasing
a veterinary facility or opening a new facility can obtain an application and information
on-line or contact the Board office for more
A $30.00 fee will be charged for withdrawal of any licensing application.
Please remit application to:
State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
4600 Kietzke Lane, Bldg. O, #265
Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone (775)688-1788/Fax (775) 688-1808