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Veterinarian - Initial License - Foreign Graduate Applicants (VM 1)

This application is used by individuals who are foreign graduates and are enrolled or have completed the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) program sponsored by the AVMA. Applicants must have successfully completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) within the past five years.

Application Requirements:
  • EDUCATION: Submit the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certificate if you attended a foreign school of veterinary medicine. The ECFVG program is administered by the AVMA.
  • EXAMINATION: Passage of the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) and the Florida laws and rules exam. For more information, visit the Examination Information webpage. If your NAVLE scores were not reported to Florida, request North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) scores be transferred from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).
  • OUT-OF-STATE LICENSE: License verifications from every state where the applicant has ever held a license.
  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Military Services page for more information.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.

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2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395