Licensing

Please note: THE BOARD IS CURRENTLY DELAYED IN PROCESSING LGS REQUESTS; YOUR REQUEST WILL TAKE UP TO 30 BUSINESS DAYS TO PROCESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

  • Licensee Forms
  • Renewal fees for veterinarians, RVTs, and premises
  • Relicensure/Reregistration
    Become relicensed or re-registered after license/registration has been expired for five years or more
  • License Verification
    Find out whether a person is licensed or not and check the status of a license
  • Letters of Good Standing/License Verifications
    Veterinarian, Reciprocity, Intern and Registered Veterinary Technician licensees who need a Letter of Good Standing/License Verification, must submit a written request with a $25 check or money order payable to the Veterinary Medical Board. Requests are usually processed within 30 business days.

Please note, most states requesting your license record(s) require your submittal of every California license you may have held (e.g. reciprocity and intern licenses).

Requests can be mailed to:

Veterinary Medical Board
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95834

You must include the following information:

• Your license number(s) for all California licenses previously held (e.g. reciprocity and intern licenses).

• The mailing address, contact person, and any forms required by the state board to which you wish the information to be sent.

• If your local licensing jurisdiction requires the Letter of Good Standing to be mailed back to you, include self-addressed stamped envelope with your request.

Check the Board's License Verification to make sure that your current address is on file. A licensee who changes their mailing address must notify the Board of the new address within 30 days of the change. You may download an address change form and request an address change. There is a $25.00 penalty for failing to notify the Board of an address change within 30 days.