2022 CVMA Internship/Residency Program Information
Temporary licensure is no longer available in California due to the elimination of the veterinary state licensing exam.
Question: I want to participate in an internship or residency program in California, but I can no longer obtain a temporary license. What can I do?
Answer: All individuals who would have met the requirements to obtain a temporary license pursuant to BPC section 4848.3 will meet the requirements for a permanent license without the direct supervision of a California licensee. If you have graduated from a Board recognized veterinary college, passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE),submitted fingerprints, and passed the national and California law examinations, simply complete a veterinarian application through the California Veterianry Medical Board’s BreEZe system.
Due to recent changes to California state law, the CVMA is no longer accepting applications.
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