Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners


Requirements for licensing:

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  1. Completed application form, signed and notarized.
  2. A passport size photograph.
  3. A completed child support information form.
  4. Letters of Good-Standing from the licensing agency of each state in which you are licensed or have been licensed.
  5. 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.
  6. An official/certified verification of your diploma or transcripts verifying your degree.
  7. NAVLE or CCT & NBE scores. These scores must be sent directly from The American Association Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). They can be reached at 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.
  8. 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.

If you need to take the NAVLE you must make application directly to the NBVME. 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. Central Time.

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