The practice of veterinary medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment (including prescriptions and surgery) of all animal disease. "Animal" includes every living creature except humans.
An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a licensed veterinarian in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/.
Applicant must be of good moral character.
Applicant must be 21 years of age.
Applicants must meet education requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.
Applicants must meet examination requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.
- The fee for licensure is $340.
- The fee for a three-year limited license is $340.
- The fee for a limited permit is $105.
Licenses Issued and Active:
In 2010, there were 384 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 377 licenses issued for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Veterinary Medicine Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 250
Standard Occupational Classification:
29-1131 - Veterinarians
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 10/19/12.
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