New Fees
As of March 1st, 2012, the Veterinary Medical Board has imposed new fees for Veterinarians and Registered Veterinarian Technicians.  The increases range from $20 to $100.

Fee Type

Fee prior to March 1, 2012

Fee after March 1, 2012

Application Review

$100

$125

California State Board Examination

$150

$200

Veterinary Law Examination

$50

$100

Inital Veterinary License (>1 year)

$250

$290

Initial Veterinary License (<1 year)

$125

$145

Renewal Veterinary License

$250

$290

Temporary Veterinary License

$125

$150

Initial Premise Permit

$100

$200

Renewal Premise Permit

$100

$200

Registered Veterinary Technician Examination

$150

$175

Initial Registered Veterinary Technician License (>1 year)

$100

$140

Initial Registered Veterinary Technician License (<1 year)

$50

$70

Renewal Registered Veterinary Technician License

$100

$140

 
Electronic Fingerprinting
Beginning April 1, 2012, it is now required that all Veterinarian’s and Registered Veterinary Technicians have an electronic fingerprint on file.  See the Winter 2012 News Letter.  There is also a direct link to the Fingerprint Live Scan Service Form.
Requirements for the electronic fingerprint are different for Veterinarians and Registered Vet Technicians (RVT).  R.V.T.’s are required to have their electronic fingerprint on file before they take their licensing exam.  However, Veterinarians can take their exam and obtain a temporary license before their electronic fingerprint is on required to be on file.  But, it must be on file before a vet is fully licensed.
For a complete list of instructions see the requirements on the Veterinary Medical Board website.  The Department of Justice has a list of locations where you can obtain the electronic fingerprint.
Tax Debt
Beginning July 1, 2012, it is required that the Veterinary Medical Board suspend the license or certificate of a licensee, if the licensee has a tax debt to the Franchise Tax Board (FTW) or The State Board of Equalization (EOB) AB 1424.  An outstanding tax obligation has to be on the FTB or EOB’s certified list of top 500 tax delinquencies over $100,000.  If a licensee is on that list, then the licensee will receive a preliminary notice.  After that the licensee will have 90-days to pay the debt or set up a payment plan.  If there is no cooperation, then the license can be suspended.
For a complete list of regulations and amendments please see the Veterinary Medical Board’s website.  They are listed in the Laws and regulations section.