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Examination Requirements

Veterinarians in Nebraska must have passed the National Board Examination (NBE) or the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). Applicants by Examination must also have passed the Clinical Competency Test (CCT) within the last five years, or the North America Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) within the last five years. In addition, all applicants must pass the Nebraska State Jurisprudence Examination.

To have your scores on the NBE, CCT or the NAVLE sent to our office please contact the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA) at:

Website: www.aavsb.org E-mail: info@aavsb.org Telephone: (877) 698-8482

APPLICANTS TO TAKE THE NAVLE: If you wish to apply to take the NAVLE through Nebraska, you need to submit the NAVLE Approval through Nebraska Application and the required application fee directly to the National Board of Veterinary Medicine Examiners (NBVME). In addition, you will need to submit the NBVME NAVLE Application and the required NAVLE fee directly to the NBVME. Instructions and forms for this process are online at www.nbvme.org. NBVME's telephone number is (701) 224-0332.

Website: www.nbvme.org On-line registration available. Telephone: (701) 224-0332

Nebraska Jurisprudence Examination

pdf icon Nebraska Jurisprudence Examination

This examination is an open book examination and is mailed to the applicant with the application packet. The examination is based on the following Nebraska statutes and regulations, which are also enclosed in the application packet:

pdf icon Uniform Credentialing Act;

pdf icon Statutes Relating to Veterinary Medicine and Surgery;

pdf icon Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery;

pdf icon Regulations Governing Mandatory Reporting by Health Care Professionals, Facilities, Peer and Professional Organizations, and Insurers;

pdf icon Statutes Relating to Pharmacy (including statutes relating to medical records).

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