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License Information

Applicants for licensing in the State of West Virginia are required to meet the criteria set forth in the Veterinary Law and Rules.  Each applicant must submit a completed application to the Board and must pass the WV State Jurisprudence Exam.

License Types

Active

License is active and veterinarian is in good standing.

Inactive

Not available at this time.

Expired

A license that has not been renewed.

Temporary Emergency License

A temporary license for WV State of Emergencies.

Types of Licenses with Disciplinary Action

Probationary

License is on probation for a specific period of time as ordered by a Consent Agreement/Final Order with the Board.

Suspended

License is on suspension for a specific period of time as ordered by a Consent Agreement/ Final Order with the Board.

Revoked

License is revoked by a Final Order with the Board.

License Renewals

Licenses are renewed each calendar year and are due by December 31.  Renewals submitted after December 31 require payment of a late fee. Online renewals are available from October 1 – February 15.  If you do not wish to renew online, you may submit your renewal form to the Board office.

Expired

An expired license may be reinstated within 5 years of the date of its expiration by completing and providing the following:

  • Renewal form for the current year
  • Renewal form for all expired years
  • Documentation of having completed the required continuing education in each delinquent year
  • Current renewal fee
  • All previous delinquent renewal fees.

If a license has been expired more than 5 years, an application for licensure must be submitted and the applicant must be scheduled to take the WV State Jurisprudence Exam at next test date.

Resources Updated: 12/15/2017 12:37:13 PM
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