SOC Code: 29-1131

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description

Veterinarians treat injuries & attempt to prevent, control, and cure infectious, contagious, nutritional, or neoplastic animal diseases and conditions.


1.  Be a graduate of a school of veterinary medicine approved by the Board.
2.  Pass the National examination approved by the Board with a score of at least seventy-five percent (75%).
3.  Pass the State Board written and oral examinations.


Conviction of a felony.
Addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Fraudulently obtaining license.
Unprofessional conduct.
Other violations as listed in the Practice Act.

School Located in Wyoming
There are no Veterinary schools located in Wyoming; however, Wyoming residents are eligible to study out of state at in-state rates through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) program. For more information about WICHE contact:
        Nancy Smueles, WICHE Certifying Officer
        University of Wyoming Box 3432
        Laramie, Wyoming  82071
        Phone: (307) 766-6556


Veterinarians must be licensed by the Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine to practice.


The National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) administers the National Examination. The current examination required is the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). The NAVLE replaced the National Board Examination (NBE) and Clinical Competency Test (CCT) in November 2000, as the sole uniform national examination for veterinary medicine. 
The State Board examination is an open book test on the Practice Act and Rules & Regulations. The examination is mailed to applicants to take at their convenience and return to the Board office.
License $300.00
Annual Renewal $  65.00

Licensing Agency

Nanette M. Brown
Board of Veterinary Medicine
1800 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: (307) 777-3507
Fax: (307) 777-3508

Licensing Authority

W.S. 33-30-101 through 33-30-215.

Additional Sources of Information
American Veterinary Medical Association
931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, Illinois  60173

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Wages Last Updated June 2008

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