Maryland Veterinary License - Reinstatement Details

Maryland Veterinary License - Reinstatement

General Info - Statewide License


Veterinarians who were once licensed in Maryland but have not been licensed in the state for the last five years or more must apply for a reinstated license to resume practicing veterinary medicine in the state.


  • Valid for 1 year

    Revised 06/28/2019

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    Approval time

  • $225.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. License verification from other states

  2. Complete resume and CV

  3. This document provides more information on documentation and process.


Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance - Valid for 1 year

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. Veterinarians must earn 18 hours of continuing education every year. No more than six hours may be earned online. A maximum of six hours may be in non-scientific-related topics related to the practice of veterinary medicine.

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Agriculture

Contact Information

State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Email: mda.veterinaryboard@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 841-5862 / Fax: (410) 841-5780

Work hours:



Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Agriculture the legal authority to issue this approval?

Annotated Code of Maryland Agriculture Article, Title 2, Subtitle 3. COMAR 15.14