The Veterinary Board protects the health, safety and welfare of the general public, as well as the welfare of animals, by enforcing the licensing standards prescribed by statute for the licensing and regulation of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary premises and animal crematories.
Licensure by Universal Recognition
On August 27, 2019 the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board will begin accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition.
The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use an out-of-state professional or occupational license to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:
-Prove residency in Arizona.
-Be currently licensed or certified for at least one year in another U.S. state in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona.
-Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed or certified.
-Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed or certified.
-Take and pass the Arizona State exam (veterinary or CVT).
-Pay all applicable fees to the Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board
*EFFECTIVE APRIL 26, 2018: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING OPIOIDS, REPORTING SUSPECTED ABUSE - PLUS NEW CE REQUIREMENT: SEE "STATUTES & RULES" TAB.*
**PLEASE NOTE: OUR AGENCY OFFICE HAS RELOCATED TO THE CAPITOL MALL AREA AS OF JANUARY 8, 2018.
Our new address is 1740 W. Adams St., Suite 4600, Phoenix, AZ, 85007. When coming to our building, please first stop at "Window 6" in the main lobby for assistance.
“Regulation Rollback” is a strategic step in Governor Ducey’s ongoing work to make Arizona the best state in the nation to open a new business or to expand an existing one. Input on regulations needed! Click HERE for more information. The public is welcome to attend any Board meeting to provide comments related to "Regulation Rollback" as well. See the "Meetings" tab for meeting information.