License Registration Renewal

If you are practicing in Maryland, you must have a current license registration.  If you are practicing without a current registration or operating a hospital without a current registration, you are subject to disciplinary action.
All veterinarian and hospital licenses expire June 30 of ​every year, no matter when you were initially licensed. 

How to renew your license registration

If you have renewed on the licensing portal in the past, use the "log in" button. If you forgot your password, click on "Forgot Password." Instructions will be emailed to you. If you get a message that states “email is not found” or if you don’t receive the instructions, contact the office so we can confirm or update your email.

Upload CEs: Veterinarians and RVTs must upload proof of CEs to renew a license registration. You will be able to see what you uploaded last year but you cannot alter what you have already submitted. You may upload more CEs than you need if you have excess CEs but you must designate what year you are using them for by selecting the “Fiscal Year Where Credit Applies.” 

Note: If you are splitting CEs between fiscal years – for instance you earn 20 CEs at a conference and are using only 18 CEs for FY20 and allotting 2 CEs for next year, you will have to upload the same certificate twice for each year and note the number of CEs and the fiscal year for each.

If you have been licensed in Maryland for fewer than 12 months, you will not have to upload CEs. The system should allow you to bypass this step. If it doesn’t, call the office so we can verify your original licensing date.

If you notice that you have made an error with your CEs after submitting your renewal application, don't panic. Call or email the office so we can correct the error.

Personal Info. This year, when you log in you will be able to update your personal contact information. State regulations require you to keep your home and employment information up-to-date, so please make sure the information we have is correct.

Hospital Licenses. Veterinarians who are also licensing hospitals will be able to renew both their individual license and their hospital license from the portal  You should see both available for renewal when you log in. Local business representatives for owners who have several facilities in the state should also be able to renew all of the facilities after logging in. If you don’t see all your facilities listed and available for renewal, please call the office.

If you have any questions, please call the office but keep in mind we are a small staff. The best way to reach us is by email if you are not in a hurry. You can also reach us on Twitter @MdVetBoard. We appreciate your patience as we update our licensing system in order to better serve you.

Contact us:
Phone: 410-841-5862 
Twitter:​ @MdVetBoard.

We strongly recommend you use a Chrome Browser, especially if you are having difficulty uploading CE certificates.

Tonya D. Kendrick
Licensing Administrator

Keep your information current! 
If your home or practice address has changed or if you have changed your name, update your information below: 



If you are selling all or part of your hospital, opening a new veterinary hospital, changing the name of an exisit hospital, or changing locations for a hospital, you have to let us know. See more info.​

Veterinary Practice Act. If you haven't reviewed the Veterinary Practice Act​ or the regulations of the Act in awhile, now is a good time to review them. When you renew your license registration, you are required to affirm that you know and understand them.  

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