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License Application Status | Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs | Licensing Examination | Practice Issues | Professional Misconduct and Discipline | General Customer Service

License Application Status

Find the status of your license application by checking our online license verifications; your name will be added immediately when your license number is issued.

We cannot provide the status of a licensure application by phone. After you have submitted all your documentation, please allow 6 weeks before submitting a Contact Us Form to request a status update. Contacting us earlier may extend processing times for applications. During busy times, this time frame may increase. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Please provide your name, the last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, and the name of the profession in any correspondence.


Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs

If you have questions about acceptable documentation to verify education completed outside the U.S. or in non-approved programs, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Bureau of Comparative Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 300
Fax: 518-486-2966
Email: comped@nysed.gov


Licensing Examination

The examination for Veterinary Medicine is administered for New York by:

International Council for Veterinary Assessment
P.O. Box 1356
Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: 701-224-0332
E-mail: mail@icva.net
Web: www.icva.net/ External Link Icon

The examination for Veterinary Technology is administered for New York by:

American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)
380 W. 22nd Street

Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-931-1504
Toll-Free Phone: 877-698-8482
Fax: 816-931-1604
E-mail: aavsb@aavsb.org
Web: www.aavsb.org/VTNE/ External Link Icon

Note: If you took the veterinary technology examination outside of New York State, you may have your scores transferred by contacting the American Association of Veterinary State Boards at the address above.


Practice Issues

For answers to questions concerning practice issues or continuing education requirements, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Veterinary Medicine
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 210
Fax: 518-486-4846
E-mail: vetmedbd@nysed.gov


Professional Misconduct and Discipline

This site contains information concerning professional misconduct, including how to file a complaint and search for disciplinary actions taken against licensees.


General Customer Service

Office of the Professions staff are available from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817
Fax: 518-474-1449
For an e-mail response: Contact Us

Last Updated: September 17, 2021