Section 930-X-1-.07 - Applications For Licensing (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 930-X-1-.07. Applications For Licensing

(1) The application for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Alabama shall be written and signed by the applicant and shall contain the information set forth below and any other information as deemed necessary by the Board:

(a) A current photograph of the applicant.

(b) A copy of the applicant's diploma from an AVMA accredited veterinary medical school or an affidavit from the dean of such veterinary school certifying the applicant's ability to graduate if he or she has not graduated at the time of application.

(c) Certification by the applicant that he or she has not been arrested nor indicted for or been convicted, pleaded guilty or pleaded Nolo Contendere to either a felony or misdemeanor (other than minor traffic violations), and in the event that the applicant is unable to so certify, may need the applicant to explain in full or provide further documentation.

(d) Certification by the applicant that he or she has never had any license to practice veterinary medicine revoked, suspended or denied and, in the event that the applicant is unable to so certify, the Board may request or need full explanation and documentation concerning such revocation, suspension or denial.

(e) A list of and verification of good standing of all veterinary licenses, which the applicant currently holds or has held.

(f) The score on any previous national examination or state examination, whether the State of Alabama examinations or examinations from other states, previously taken by the applicant as reported by the Interstate Reporting Service or equivalent.

(g) A list of three licensed veterinarians from any state for reference and letters of recommendation furnished upon request of the Board, for the purpose of determining the applicant's professional capabilities and ethical standards.

(h) Certification by the applicant that he or she has received, read and understands the Alabama Veterinary Practice Act and the Administrative Code promulgated by the Board.

(2) Veterinary Faculty License: The application for faculty licensure to practice veterinary medicine related to the regular functions within an Alabama college or school of veterinary medicine shall be written and signed by the applicant and shall contain the information set forth below and any other information as deemed necessary by the Board:

(a) A current photograph of the applicant.

(b) A copy of the applicant's diploma from a veterinary medical college or school.

(c) A letter of proof of faculty appointment from an authorized administrative official of an Alabama school or college of veterinary medicine teaching veterinary students.

(d) Certification by the applicant that he or she understands and agrees that the Veterinary Faculty License is valid only for the practice of veterinary medicine as a faculty member of the college or school where employed.

(e) Demonstrate competency in the English language.

(f) Take and pass the State Board Jurisprudence Examination.

(g) Certification by the applicant that he or she has not been arrested nor indicted for or been convicted, pleaded guilty or pleaded Nolo Contendere to either a felony or misdemeanor (other than minor traffic violations). In the event that the applicant is unable to so certify, the applicant will be required to explain the violations in full or provide further documentation.

(h) Certification by the applicant that he or she has never had any license to practice veterinary medicine revoked, suspended or denied and, in the event that the applicant is unable to so certify, the Board may request or need full explanation and documentation concerning such revocation, suspension or denial.

(3) The Board may require the licensure application to be sworn to by the applicant, notarized, or attested to by the applicant under penalty of perjury.

(4) The Board may reject any application, which does not contain full and complete answers, or information as may be requested and may reject any application if any of the information furnished in the application is determined to be fabricated, false, misleading or incorrect.

(5) Graduates of foreign veterinary colleges must, in addition to the above, provide the State Board with a current Educational Commission on Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certificate of qualification from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). This certificate may be no older than three years from the date of issue unless supporting documentation is provided, subject to Board approval, to demonstrate current clinical skills.

(Repealed and New Rule: Filed December 18, 1997; effective January 22, 1998. Amended: Filed November 13, 2000; effective December 18, 2000. Amended: Filed January 10, 2007; effective February 14, 2007.)

Author: Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-29-72.

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