Contact Information

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. You may also contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Veterinary Medicine Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 250
Fax: 518-402-5354
Email: opunit1@mail.nysed.gov

Please provide your name, 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, ext. 300
Fax: 518-486-2966
Email: comped@mail.nysed.gov


Licensing Examination

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

National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 1356
Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: 701-224-0332
Fax: 701-224-0435
E-mail: mail@nbvme.org
Web: www.nbvme.org External Link Icon

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

CASTLE Worldwide, Inc.
Attention: New York State Exams
P.O. Box 570
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 800-655-4845
Web: www.castleworldwide.com/castests/webdesign/DEFAULTnew_york_state.htm External Link Icon

Note: If you took the veterinary technology examination outside of New York State, you may have your scores transferred by contacting:

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 External Link Icon


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 ext. 210
Fax: 518-486-4846
E-mail: vetmedbd@mail.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
TDD/TTY: 518-473-1426
Fax: 518-474-1449
E-mail: op4info@mail.nysed.gov

Last Updated: April 9, 2014