Applicants Previously Licensed in US or Canada
All applicants are required to pass the Minnesota Veterinary Jurisprudence Examination, a 50 question open-book examination on the regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine. After your application has been approved, you will be provided further information on this examination.
Veterinarians who were licensed for the first time in another state or province that had licensure requirements similar to the requirements at that time in Minnesota may request the Board to waive any retake of a national examination (see page 3 of the application). Minnesota required the NBE from 1955 to 2000 and both the CCT and the NBE from 1986 to 2000.
If you graduated more than 5 years ago and have practiced or taught less than 3 out of the last 5 years or were first licensed in a state or province with lower licensure requirements than Minnesota, the Board may require you to take an examination.
The following documentation must be provided to the Board to support the application:
After your application is received and approved, we will contact you and make arrangements for you to take the Jurisprudence Exam. In some cases, this exam will be mailed to you, or if you are in the vicinity of the Twin Cities, the exam can be taken at the Board office. 90% is the passing score and there is a two-hour time limit for taking the exam. Once you have completed the Jurisprudence Exam and all your documentation is in order, your file will be presented to the Board for formal license approval. Board meetings are generally held in February, May and September. See the Board meeting schedule here.
To have your licensure application considered at the next Board meeting, the completed application must be received at least two weeks before the meeting and the completed jurisprudence exam received two days before the meeting. Should you wish to practice in Minnesota prior to the Board meeting, you will need to obtain a temporary permit. See page 3 of the application for details regarding a temporary permit.
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