The North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) since 2000, is a requirement for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in all licensing jurisdictions in the US and Canada. The NAVLE consists of 360 clinically relevant multiple-choice questions. For more information, please visit icva.net/navle/
In addition to national licensure, you must obtain individual state licensure to practice veterinary medicine.
Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners issues licenses for Veterinarians (DVM), Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT), and Equine Dental Providers (EDP). Applicants must pass the state licensing exam prior to becoming licensed in Texas. For more information, please visit veterinary.texas.gov/licensing.php
New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine
The New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine issues licenses for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, bovine artificial insemination and pregnancy diagnosis technicians, and veterinary facilities. Applicants must pass the state licensing examination prior to becoming licensed in New Mexico. For more information, please visit nmbvm.org/
Veterinary State Board Websites
To view all the veterinary state board websites, please visit the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) state board websites page.