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General or Restricted Licence Requirements

To obtain a licence to practice veterinary medicine, applicants must meet the College’s requirements. This section helps recent graduates, veterinarians working elsewhere and internationally educated veterinarians understand the licensing process


Information on application fees, licensing fees, and examination fees.

National Board Exams

Information on the National Board Exams, including the Basic and Clinical Sciences Exam, the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, the Preliminary Surgical Assessment for the CPE, and the Clinical Proficiency Exam. .

Licence Types

The College issues seven different types of licence.

Registration Committee Reviews and Appeal Process

The Registrar may refer an application to the Registration Committee when it does not meet all requirements. Applicants not satisfied with the decision may appeal to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.

Jurisprudence Exam

The College's jurisprudence exam requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant Ontario legislation and regulations, as well as College standards and guidelines.