Safeguarding the people and animals of Idaho

Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine

2230 Old Penitentiary Road
P.O. Box 7249
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (208) 332-8588
Fax: (208) 332-8645

Idaho State Veterinarian

Dr. Bill Barton
P.O. Box 7249
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (208) 332-8540

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Minimum Qualifications for Veterinary Licensure

All applicants for license to practice veterinary medicine in Idaho must be at least 21 years of age, have good moral character as determined by the Board, and be a graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine. An accredited school of veterinary medicine is any veterinary college or division of a university, or college inside or outside the United States or Canada that offers the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine Doctor, or its equivalent, and is accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or other accrediting agency or association approved by the Board.

Graduates of non-accredited veterinary schools, or any veterinary schools, colleges or universities outside of the United States and Canada who offer a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or its equivalent, and conform to the standards required for accreditation by the AVMA, must provide a letter from the AVMA’s Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG), certifying completion of the ECFVG Program or a copy of the ECFVG certificate. Alternatively, applicants may complete the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), and provide a letter or certificate verifying PAVE completion.

April 12, 2019