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This article describes the steps to take for US-veterinarians that want to get licensed in Canada

Step-by-step guide

If you graduated from an AVMA-accredited school:

  1. Register with the NEB and send in your supporting documentation.
  2. Transfer your board exam / NAVLE results to the NEB using AAVSBs Viva service. A passing NAVLE result will have to be obtained within two attempts or you will have to take the practical exams of the NEB (PSA & CPE).
  3. Once your application is complete and has been approved we will be able to issue your Certificate of Qualification that will allow you to apply for a license in any Canadian province. The contact information for the Canadian licensing bodies can be found here.

If you are licensed in the US but graduated from a foreign veterinary school listed by the AVMA

  1. Register with the NEB and send in your supporting documentation.
  2. Transfer your board exam / NAVLE results to the NEB using AAVSBs Viva service and ask ECFVG to transfer your BCSE & CPE results to us.
  3. Once your application is complete and has been approved we will be able to issue your Certificate of Qualification that will allow you to apply for a license in any Canadian province. The contact information for the Canadian licensing bodies can be found here.

 

Please note that PAVE or any ECFVG Certificate obtained by doing the Clinical Year are not recognized by the NEB.

The NEB accepts an ECFVG Certificate only if it was awarded upon passing the CPE and NAVLE or equivalent.

A Certificate of Qualification from the NEB is a prerequisite to being able to apply for a license with any of the provincial licensing bodies. However, granting a license is under the authority of the licensing bodies and in some provinces applicants may have to pass an additional provincial jurisprudence examination to demonstrate knowledge of the legislation that governs the veterinary profession in that province.