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156.072 NONRESIDENTS; LICENSES.
    Subdivision 1. Application. A doctor of veterinary medicine duly admitted to practice in any
state, commonwealth, territory, or district of the United States or province of Canada desiring
permission to practice veterinary medicine in this state shall submit an application to the board
upon forms prescribed by the board. Upon proof of licensure to practice in any United States
or Canadian jurisdiction and having been actively engaged in practicing veterinary medicine
therein, for at least three of the five years next preceding the application, or having been engaged
in full time teaching of veterinary medicine in an approved or accredited college for at least
three of the five years next preceding the application, or any combination thereof, the national
examination in veterinary medicine may be waived, upon the recommendation of the board, and
the applicant be admitted to practice without examination. However, the board may impose
any other examinations it considers proper.
    Subd. 2. Required with application. Such doctor of veterinary medicine shall accompany
the application by the following:
(1) a copy of a diploma from an accredited or approved college of veterinary medicine
or certification from the dean, registrar, or secretary of an accredited or approved college of
veterinary medicine attesting to the applicant's graduation from an accredited or approved college
of veterinary medicine, or a certificate of satisfactory completion of the ECFVG program.
(2) affidavits of two licensed practicing doctors of veterinary medicine residing in the
United States or Canadian licensing jurisdiction in which the applicant is currently practicing,
attesting that they are well acquainted with the applicant, that the applicant is a person of good
moral character, and has been actively engaged in practicing or teaching in such jurisdiction for
the period above prescribed;
(3) a certificate from the regulatory agency having jurisdiction over the conduct of practice of
veterinary medicine that such applicant is in good standing and is not the subject of disciplinary
action or pending disciplinary action;
(4) a certificate from all other jurisdictions in which the applicant holds a currently active
license or held a license within the past ten years, stating that the applicant is and was in good
standing and has not been subject to disciplinary action;
(5) in lieu of clauses (3) and (4), certification from the Veterinary Information Verification
Agency that the applicant's licensure is in good standing;
(6) a fee as set by the board in form of check or money order payable to the board, no part
of which shall be refunded should the application be denied;
(7) score reports on previously taken national examinations in veterinary medicine, certified
by the Veterinary Information Verification Agency; and
(8) if requesting waiver of examination, provide evidence of meeting licensure requirements
in the state of the applicant's original licensure that were substantially equal to the requirements
for licensure in Minnesota in existence at that time.
    Subd. 3. Examination. A doctor of veterinary medicine duly admitted to practice in any
state, commonwealth, territory, or district of the United States or province of Canada desiring
admission to practice in this state but who has not been actively engaged in the practice thereof
for at least three of the preceding five years must be examined for admission in accordance with
the requirements prescribed herein for those not admitted to practice anywhere.
    Subd. 4.[Renumbered 156.073]
    Subd. 5.[Renumbered subd 4]
History: 1965 c 204 s 9; 1976 c 222 s 128,129; 1976 c 285 s 7-9; 1986 c 444; 1996 c 415 s
14; 1999 c 231 s 158,206