Maryland Veterinary License Details

Maryland Veterinary License

General Info - Statewide License

This application is for first-time veterinarians who have never practiced. Veterinarians who were once licensed in Maryland but have not been licensed here in more than five years may also use this application to re-register to practice. 

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    Approval time

  • $75.0 - $150.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

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

  1. Be graduated from an AVMA-accredited or approved school of veterinary medicine

  2. Successfully complete the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)

  3. Please go to the following website to see all required documentation for a veterinary license.

Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Must complete 18 hours of Continuing Education every fiscal year. Only six hours may be done online. No more than six hours may be directed toward non-scientific subjects related to the practice of veterinary medicine.


License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Agriculture

Contact Information

State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners


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 2-304 and 2-307