(a) The Board of Veterinary Medicine shall issue a license to practice veterinary medicine to a person who, in addition to meeting the requirements of subchapter V of this chapter [§ 3-1205.01 et seq.]:
(1) Is a graduate of a school of veterinary medicine approved by the Board;
(2) Has passed an examination as prescribed by the Board to determine the person’s competence to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine; and
(3) Has not been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or animal cruelty.
(b) The Board may waive the examination requirements of this section upon the request of any applicant for licensure, when that applicant has:
(1) Submitted a properly completed application and paid the requisite application fees; and
(2) Demonstrated that he or she has passed an examination in a state or territory of the United States where the requirements for licensure are deemed by the Board to be substantially equivalent to those in the District; and
(3) Demonstrated that he or she has maintained a license in good standing and has practiced continuously in the jurisdiction for the 12 months preceding the date of application.
(c) The Board shall, upon receipt of a properly completed application, issue a license to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine in the District to a graduate of a foreign school of veterinary medicine who, in addition to meeting the requirements of subchapter V of this chapter [§ 3-1205.01 et seq.], has:
(1) Graduated from a school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the jurisdiction in which it is located;
(2) Submitted proper credentials to the Board as may be determined in rules issued by the Mayor; and
(3) Passed a written examination as required by the Board to determine the person’s competency to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine.
Effect of Amendments
The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-96 added this section.