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The Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine issues three types of licenses to individuals seeking to practice veterinary medicine in Massachusetts:
Please review the information below for a summary of the requirements for each license type.
Effective 2018, all applicants are required to submit an application online through the Division of Professional Licensure’s ePLACE Portal. Prior to creating an account on ePLACE and beginning the application process, all applicants must review the Board’s Application Information Bulletin.
Requirements for a Veterinary Medicine License
Summary of the Requirements for Licensure
In general, applicants for a veterinary medicine license must meet the following requirements:
Applicants who are graduates of a non-AVMA accredited veterinary school must also meet the above-listed requirements, but also complete the following requirements:
Requirements for the Veterinary Medicine - Limited Practitioner License
In general, applicants for a veterinary medicine – limited practitioner license must meet the following requirements:
Requirements for the Veterinary Medicine - Tufts Practitioner License
This license is for applicants who plan to practice under the supervision of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. It is available to applicants working at or completing a fellowship or residency program at the University. For information on applying for this license, please contact Tufts University.
How to Apply
For detailed information on the application process, please review the Board’s Veterinary Medicine License Application Instructions & Information Document. Questions about the requirements for licensure or the application process in general, may be directed to the Board office by calling 617-727-5899 or by e-mail VetMedBoard@state.ma.us.
For technical assistance with the ePLACE portal, please call the ePLACE Help Desk Team at (844) 733-7522 or (844) 73-ePLAC or e-mail ePLACE_helpdesk@state.ma.us.