Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I obtain application information?
    Call, write, fax or e-mail the Board office giving your physical address and an application packet will be mailed to you.
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  3. Am I required to take a state exam?
    Yes; all veterinary applicants must pass our Written State Board Jurisprudence Exam given in June each year. Veterinary Technicians are not required to take a state exam; they must pass the Veterinary Technician National Board Exam.
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  5. Do you offer a temporary license until I can sit for the State Board?
    Yes; once your completed application is received, the executive secretary will issue a Temporary Permit which allows you all the privileges given to licensed veterinarians in Arkansas.
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  7. How much does it cost to obtain a license?
    $100 non-refundable application fee
    $ 50 Temporary Permit fee
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  9. How many hours of Continuing Education are required?
    Twenty (20) hours are required annually for veterinarians during the renewal period beginning April 1 each year and ending March 31 the following year.
    Six (6) hours are required annually for Veterinary Technicians during the renewal period beginning April 1 each year and ending March 31 the following year.
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  11. Is there a fee for verification of licensure to another state?
    No; if the state requires verification on a form they provide, you can fax or mail the form to us, otherwise, we will mail that Board a letter of good standing.
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  13. Are veterinarians required by law to release medical records?
    Yes; under Section 17-101-305(a)(16) a doctor must furnish a copy of a patient's medical record upon proper request from the owner or owner's agent - with the exception of radiographs.
Location
AR Veterinary Board
P.O. Box 8505
Little Rock, AR 72215
Ph:501-224-2836
Fax:501-224-1100