License Information

License Information

Applicants for licensing in the State of West Virginia are required to meet the criteria set forth in the Veterinary Law and Rules.  Each applicant must submit a completed application to the Board and must pass the WV State Jurisprudence Exam.

License Types


License is active and veterinarian is in good standing.


A license that has been placed in inactive status.


A license that has not been renewed.

Temporary Emergency License

A temporary license for WV State of Emergencies.

Types of Licenses with Disciplinary Action


License is on probation for a specific period of time as ordered by a Consent Agreement/Final Order with the Board.


License is on suspension for a specific period of time as ordered by a Consent Agreement/ Final Order with the Board.


License is revoked by a Final Order with the Board.

License Renewals

Licenses are renewed each calendar year and are due by December 31.  Renewals submitted after December 31 require payment of a late fee. Online renewals are available from October 1 – February 15.  If you do not wish to renew online, you may submit your renewal form to the Board office.