Veterinarian Licensure Based on an Out-of-State License


Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


The Department may issue a license by endorsement to any veterinarian of good professional character who is currently licensed and practicing in some other state or territory, having requirements for admission determined by the Department to be at least equal to the requirements of this state.


Documentation Requirements


The following documents shall be forwarded directly to this office from the source:


Verification of all licenses held, current or expired.  The Veterinary Licensure Verification Form should be forwarded to the appropriate authority in any state of the United States, its territories or Canada in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed.  Some jurisdictions may charge a fee for completion of the verification form.  Please contact the jurisdiction directly for fee information;


Current licensure statutes, regulations and policies submitted directly to this office from the state or territory in which currently licensed.


Upon receipt of all required documentation, the application will be reviewed at the administrative level, an eligibility determination will be made and the applicant will be notified in writing as to his or her eligibility for licensure by endorsement.  Please allow four to six weeks for this review.  


Applicants who wish to expedite the licensing process are encouraged to meet the eligibility requirements for obtaining licensure for the first time.


If it is determined that the other state's licensing requirements are not equal to those of this state and the applicant wants to pursue licensure, the applicant would be required to meet the current Connecticut licensing requirements.


A complete application with photograph and fee of $565.00.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.


Please arrange for all supporting documentation to be sent directly from the source to:


Connecticut Department of Public Health

 Veterinarian Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone:  (860) 509-7603

Fax:  (860) 707-1931