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Information and Instructions

You have applied to the Veterinary Medical Board (Board) for a veterinary license that requires taking and passing the Veterinary Law Examination (VLE). The information provided below will assist you in taking the examination.

VLE Information
The VLE is required for veterinary applicants who did not graduate at a California veterinary school or applicants who qualify for licensure via reciprocity (either a full or one-year license).

The VLE is an “open book” examination and consists of 32 questions on the California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act. The Board encourages you to review the Practice Act to assist you in answering the VLE questions. The Practice Act can be found on the Board’s website at:
Next Steps
▪Read, sign, and date the Statement of Confidentiality on the next page;
▪Use the online Practice Act, complete the VLE

Additional Requirements and Information
The VLE must be completed within 40 days. Failure to complete the VLE within the prescribed time shall be deemed as a failed examination and the applicant shall be required to re-apply and re-take the VLE. The Board will notify you if you do not pass the VLE.
Statement of Confidentiality
Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 123, states that it is a misdemeanor for any person to engage in any conduct which subverts or attempts to subvert any licensing examination or the administration of an examination, including but not limited to:

▪Unauthorized reproduction of examination questions by any means
▪Selling, distributing, buying, receiving, or having unauthorized possession of any portion of a current or previously administered licensing examination
▪Using any examination questions from any examination for the purpose of instructing or preparing any applicant for examination. This includes compiling test questions for use as a study guide

In addition to any other penalties, a person found guilty of violating this section shall be liable for the actual damages sustained by the agency administering the examination not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and the costs of litigation. A violation of this section could jeopardize a candidate's eligibility for licensure.

As an examination candidate, I have read the above statement and I understand that all questions contained in this examination are confidential and must not be reproduced for any purpose. 

I understand that reproduction or disclosure of any of these examination questions is a violation of law and could result in the denial of my license by the California Veterinary Medical Board.

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* 1. Please enter your name, date, and Board file number below.