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Veterinary License Renewal Will Soon Be Here!

Your veterinary license will expire on October 15, 2017.  Renewal information will be sent to you on or before July 15, 2017, from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA).  All information will be sent to your email.  Please make sure that IPLA has your current email and address of record.  You should do this as soon as possible.

If you need to change your email or address, you can call, email, or send a letter with the changes for your veterinary license to IPLA.  If you need to change the address of your Controlled Substances Registration (CSR), you must email or send a letter. CSR address changes must be in writing.

Practitioners will be able to renew online after mid-July, 2017.  This is the quickest way to renew your veterinary license and CSR.  If you would prefer to have a paper renewal sent to you, please contact the IPLA after August 15, 2017.

Practitioners will be required to have forty (40) hours of continuing education in the practice of veterinary medicine from the period October 15, 2015 to October 15, 2017.  Practitioners may complete up to twenty (20) hours of continuing education in self-study.  Self-study must pertain to the practice of veterinary medicine and include a written examination or post evaluation.

There are set civil penalties for non-compliance of the continuing education requirement. The Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will audit a certain percentage of practitioners and ask for proof of continuing education compliance.  If upon audit, you do not meet the requirements, the civil penalties are as follows:

Short 1-20 hours – $500 civil penalty

Short over 20 hours – $1000 civil penalty

Plus, you will be required to make up the missed continuing education hours and will receive a conditional license.  If you don’t comply with this, your veterinary license will be suspended.

The fee for license renewal is $100 and Controlled Substances Registration is $60.  There is a $50 late fee in addition to these fees if you renew after October 15, 2017. Additionally, your continuing education records will automatically be audited by the licensing board.

Please make plans now to meet all requirements for licensure and renew on-time to avoid penalties and discipline.

Contact information for Indiana Professional Licensing Agency:

Website:         http://www.in.gov/pla/vet.htm

Telephone:      317/234-2054

Email:             pla8@pla.in.gov