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Important Events

Upcoming Events updated 7/1/2018

News Alerts

None at this time.

Board Meeting Dates

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019

State Board Examination

The State Board Examination is administered on the first Tuesday of every month (unless changed for weather/holiday).

Examination deadline for application is 2 weeks prior to examination.
No late applications will be accepted.
The examination is given at the Board office in Baton Rouge.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

North America Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)

The 2019 spring NAVLE test window will be April 7, through April 20, 2019.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this test window is February 1, 2019.

The 2019 winter NAVLE test window will be mid November through mid December 2019.
The deadline to apply to take the NAVLE during this test window is August 1, 2019.

No late applications will be accepted.

Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)

The VTNE will be administered on the following schedule:

Examination Date

Application Deadline

March 15 – April 15

February 15th

July 15 – August 15

June 15th

November 15 – December 15

October 15th

License/Certificate Renewals

All licenses/certificates presently held will expire on September 30, 2019. The 2019-20-year renewal period will be held from July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 (expiration date).

Continuing education (CE) required for the 2019-20-year renewal must be taken between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. CE taken prior to July 1, 2018 will not be accepted.

CE taken after June 30, 2019 will be considered late. The late CE fee of $25 must be submitted to complete renewal.

Please make sure the CE programs you attended are Board approved/accepted and that the attendance documentation is Board acceptable (see Board-approved CE Policy Statement and/or Board Rules, Chapter 4, for details).

Rule-Making

The following is a list of Rule-making in progress. Please call or write the Board office for a copy of any Notice of Intent or Rule described, or view the Notice and/or Rule in the Louisiana Register, http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osr/reg/register.aspx

Chapter
Rule 403, 1227 Continuing Education, Rule 1015, 1019 Professional Conduct

Notice of Intent Publication Date
11/20/2017; Comment submission to Oversight Committees 2/5/2018

Comments Deadlines/Public Hearing Date (if requested)
12/21/2017

Final Rule publication Date
(Effective 3/20/2018)

CAET Course Dates and Deadlines

Participation will be limited to first 30 applicants. There must be a minimum of 15 participants to hold the training course. Application deadlines will be strictly followed.

Check the Board’s website for updated notices as to training locations as the site changes according to need and availability or call the Board office @ 225-342-2176.

Course Date

Application Deadline

Thurs., August 26, 2018 – Hammond

Fri., August 16, 2018

Thurs., April 12, 2018 – Alexandria

Fri., March 30, 2018

Thurs.,October 12, 2017 – Lake Charles

Fri., September 29, 2017

Thurs., May 25, 2017 – Hammond

Fri., May 12, 2017

Thurs., August 18, 2016 – Hammond

Fri., August 5, 2016

CAET Course Announcement

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