Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders. With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.
Continuing Competency Waiver Information
Executive Order: Provisional License Information
New: 2022 Continuing Competency Requirements
For a complete definition of the below professions, please see the regulations and statutes.
A veterinarian is a person who has received a doctor's degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited school of veterinary medicine or its equivalent. A veterinarian can practice veterinary surgery, obstetrics, dentistry, and all other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Technicians work under the supervision of veterinarians. A veterinary technician is a person who has graduated from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician School or program, and has a passing score on the Veterinary Technician Examination (VTNE).
Veterinary Technician (Temporary)
A temporary license may be granted for no more than one (1) to a person who has graduated from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician School or program, pending the results of a passing score on the Veterinary Technician Examination (VTNE).
Credential Information for Military Spouses
To register for the VTNE, please contact: American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)
Requirements: Please see the regulations for detailed requirements for licensure.
Nebraska State Patrol fingerprinting locations This site also includes a link to other public LiveScan fingerprinting locations in Nebraska.
Federal Controlled Substances (DEA) Registrant Information can be accessed by credentialing organizations, hospitals, and pharmacies after obtaining a User ID and Password. To obtain a User ID and Password contact the Licensure Unit by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to General License Information this version of the data contains Federal Controlled Substances Registration numbers and expiration dates for health care providers that hold a Nebraska license and have submitted proof of holding such Federal Registration. Federal controlled substances (DEA) registrant information is validated on licenses at the time of issuance and updated on a quarterly basis.
Federal Controlled Substance (DEA) Registrant
Vet and Vet Tech Continuing Education Approval Form
Reinstating from Inactive or Expired Status:
Reinstating After Disciplinary Action
DHHS Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.