The board licensed 13 veterinarians at its meeting in Bismarck on November 18. It was a very diverse group, with the 13 licensees coming from 10 different veterinary schools. Three of the new licensees practice in surrounding states (MN, SD, and MT), while the other 10 are working at practices in North Dakota.
The NDBVME offers online renewal of your veterinary and veterinary technician licenses. Veterinary licenses expire on June 30, and technician licenses expire on December 31. A paper renewal notice is mailed to your address of record in late May (veterinarians) and late November (technicians). If you renewed your license online last year and paid by credit card, you will receive an email renewal notice regarding renewing your license online. The annual renewal fee for veterinarians is $75.00, and the veterinary technician license renewal fee is $15.00. Licensees have until midnight on June 30 or December 31 renew their licenses without being charged the late fee. Starting July 1 (veterinarians) or January 1 (technicians), you will be charged the required late fee, which is 50% of the renewal fee ($37.50 for veterinarians and $7.50 for technicians) in order to renew your license.
To renew your license online, your initial login is your last name and your license number (Example: jones1234), and your initial password is your birth year and the last four digits of your social security number (example: 19550319).
Continuing Education will need to be verified on this year's renewal. Veterinary continuing education is defined as an educational program which will enhance the licenseholder’s professional ability to serve the public and which has the prior approval of the board.