For Veterinarians

Initial Licensure:
If you are interested in applying for initial licensure or if you were issued a Maryland veterinary license and it has lapsed for 5 or more years, click below:  
 
Licensure in Maryland is a two-step process.  If you are eligible for licensure, you will be notified in writing and a registration application for the current fiscal year will be mailed to you.  Once the SBVME's office processes the registration application, an original license certificate and a registration certificate will be issued to you.  The registration certificate shall be posted in a location within the hospital where you will be working so that it is visible to the public.  
  

Late Licensure Renewal (less than 12 months expired):

If you have a Maryland veterinary license and no more than 12 months have lapsed since your license expired, you may renew your license online here. To renew online, you will need your license number and your control number.  If you need these numbers, please contact the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners' (SBVME) office at (410) 841-5862.
 
Licensure Reinstatement (12 months to 5 years expired):
If you have a Maryland veterinary license that expired 12 months to 5 years ago, you shall seek reinstatement of the license before resuming the practice of veterinary medicine.  If you are interested in applying for reinstatement, click below:
   

New online system for initial licensing coming later this summer. 

For the latest information about license renewals for FY 2019, click here. 

Substance Abuse Issues 
Veterinarians who have problems with substance abuse or mental health issues can get help with the Maryland Healthcare Professionals Program. If you self-refer, the program will not contact the Board. 

Register with the PDMP
Veterinarians applying for a new or renewed individual CDS prescribing permit must register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring program. Veterinarians are currently exempt from reporting to the PDMP, but you must register. You will not be able to obtain a CDS permit without registering. For info & to register. Please direct questions about PDMP registration to program managers. ​