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North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)


The North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) is administered by a commercial testing service with facilities for computer testing.  The examination is owned solely by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME)All eligible applicants interested in applying for the next offering of the NAVLE must apply and pay for the NAVLE examination directly to NBVME, by the NBVME deadline.

*All NAVLE candidates must declare a state or provincial licensing board when applying for the NAVLE examination.  If Kansas is your designated licensing board, you will need to apply for Kansas licensure, by the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners (KBVE) deadline.

NAVLE exam applicants must be in the senior year of, or be a graduate of, an accredited school of veterinary medicine, or; be enrolled in an Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program.


The NAVLE test window for fall is mid-November through mid-December; the test window for spring is the first two weeks of April.  The deadline to submit an application for Kansas licensure, to the KBVE, in conjunction with the next offering of the NAVLE is ninety-five (95) days prior to the opening of the testing windows; Friday, August 1, 2014

Further processing time is needed if you are not a U.S. Citizen, additional documentation is required.  Please note that once your application and supplemental document have been submitted, they will be forwarded to the KS Attorney Generalā€™s office, by KBVE, for eligibility approval.  Non U.S. Citizens and ECFVG applicants, please submit your completed application and other required documentation by Friday, July 25, 2014.

Further processing time is needed if you are requesting accommodations.  Please contact our office as soon as possible, additional documentation is required.


The application fee for Kansas licensure is $125.

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Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)

The examination is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) . All applicants interested in applying for the next offering of the VTNE must apply directly to AAVSB.

If you are interested in obtaining registration as a veterinary technician in Kansas, please submit an application to the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners-KBVE


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Jurisprudence Exam

Jurisprudence exams are administered by appointment at the Wamego office, 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.

Once a year, usually in April, the jurisprudence exam is offered on the campus of KSU in Manhattan.

Applicants may write or call to make an appointment to take the jurisprudence exam, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Board office in Wamego. The exam takes one and one-half to two hours to complete.

Study Material:
Kansas Veterinary Practice Act
Kansas Administrative Regulations

There is no exam fee. 
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Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners
1320 Research Park Drive - Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Phone: 785.564.6610