Types of Veterinary Licensure

Idaho issues three types of licenses.

Active License
An active license grants the licensee all the rights and privileges assigned to any licensed veterinarian in the state of Idaho as set forth in the
Veterinary Practice Act and Rules of the State of Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine.  New Applications are reviewed by the Board and issued to qualified candidates at its January and June Board meetings. Licenses expire annually on July 1 unless renewed in a timely manner by submission of the annual review form prescribed by the board, proof of completion of the appropriate hours on continuing education, and by payment of the renewal fee established and published by the board.

Inactive License
Any veterinarian licensed in Idaho who advises the Board, in writing, that they wish to remain licensed in Idaho, but does not intend to actively practice veterinary medicine in the State of Idaho and, therefore, does not intend to meet the licensing requirements for an active license for the current licensing year, will be transferred from Active to Inactive status, and will be required to pay Inactive status renewal fees as prescribed in the rules of the Board. Any person may transfer from inactive to active status by making written application for reinstatement to active status, paying all required fee and by meeting other requirements for reinstatement as defined by the rules of the board.

Temporary Permit
The Board may, at its discretion, issue a temporary permit to a new graduate, or a currently practicing veterinarian licensed in another state or states, who has fulfilled all of the requirements for licensure in Idaho, or to a graduate of a non-accredited school of veterinary medicine that has fulfilled the requirements of
Section 54-2107, Idaho Code, and the Rules of the Board of Veterinary Medicine. Temporary permits are valid until the next license application review by the Board, or for no more than one (1) year. Under no circumstances will a second temporary permit be issued to the same person. A temporary permit will not be issued to any applicant whose license has been revoked in any state for any reason, other than nonpayment of license renewal fees.

It is the responsibility of each veterinary to notify the Board office of any change of address. Failure to receive a renewal form from the board does not constitute an excuse for failure to pay the renewal fee and completion of the prescribed form.