Business and Professions Code, Section 4848.3
4848.3. Temporary license for applicant
(a) The board shall issue a temporary license valid for one year to an applicant accepted into a qualifying internship or residency program that meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Program participants have either graduated from a veterinary college recognized by the board under Section 4846 or possess a certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, and hold a current valid license in good standing in another state, Canadian province, or United States territory.
(2) Program participants are under the direct supervision of a board-certified California-licensed veterinarian in good standing.
(3) Two or more board-certified specialists are on the staff of the veterinary practice.
(4) The program undergoes annual evaluation and is approved by one or more existing organizations officially recognized for that purpose by the board. The board shall designate one or more organizations for this purpose no later than January 31, 1999, and the evaluation and approval process shall begin no later than March 1, 1999.
(b) The temporary license issued pursuant to this section shall only be valid for activities performed in the course of, and incidental to, a qualifying internship or residency program.
2021. Temporary License Definitions
(g) A qualifying internship or residency program, within the meaning of section 4848.3 shall mean that the program undergoes annual evaluation and has been approved by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in accordance with its publication entitled Internship and Residency Approval Program dated July 8, 1999. If an evaluation results in the withdrawal of approval by the CVMA, the internship or residency program shall no longer be deemed to be a qualifying internship or residency program.
(h) Board-certified shall mean a veterinarian who possesses a current and valid regular renewable license to practice veterinary medicine in this state and holds a current and valid certification from the American Veterinary Medical Association in one of the following specialties: anesthesiology, dentistry, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine (all specialties), ophthalmology, radiology, surgery and theriogenology.