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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 24TEXAS BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 571LICENSING
SUBCHAPTER DLICENSE RENEWALS
RULE §571.59Expired Veterinary Licenses

(a) A veterinarian's license expires on March 1 of each calendar year and is considered delinquent. On or before March 1, a licensee must renew an unexpired license, in writing, by paying the required fee and furnishing all information required by the Board for renewal.

(b) A veterinary licensee who has failed to renew his or her license for a period of one year or more and wishes to reinstate the license may be required to appear before the Board to explain why the licensee allowed the license to expire and the licensee's reasons for wanting it reinstated. Subject to subsections (c) and (d) of this section, the licensee must take and pass the SBE and comply with §571.3 of this title (relating to Criminal History Evaluation Letters).

(c) A veterinary licensee who is the spouse of a person serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States who has failed to renew his or her license for a period of one year or more may receive a provisional license in accordance with §571.11(e) of this title (relating to Provisional Veterinary Licensure).

(d) A licensee who has failed to renew his or her license for a period of one year or more may reinstate the licensee's expired license without taking and passing the SBE if the licensee:

  (1) previously had a Texas license and lived and/or practiced in Texas;

  (2) moved to another state and is licensed and practices in that state;

  (3) has been practicing in the other state during the past two years preceding application for reinstatement in Texas;

  (4) intends to return to and practice in Texas;

  (5) furnishes a letter of good standing from all states where the licensee is currently licensed; and

  (6) submits a complete application for license reinstatement within two years of the date the license expired and could not be renewed.


Source Note: The provisions of this §571.59 adopted to be effective May 29, 2011, 36 TexReg 3187; amended to be effective June 19, 2012, 37 TexReg 4423

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