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§ 485.16. Examination of applicants

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Veterinary Medicine Practice Act (Refs & Annos)
63 P.S. § 485.16
§ 485.16. Examination of applicants
(a) The examination of applicants for license to practice veterinary medicine shall be conducted according to the methods deemed by the board to be the most practical and expeditious to test the applicant's ability and qualifications.
(b) The minimum passing grade shall be established by the board.
(c) Each applicant shall be designated by a number instead of by name so that his or her identity shall not be disclosed to members of the board until after the examination papers are graded.
(d) All written, oral and practical examinations required under this section shall be prepared and administered by a qualified and approved professional testing organization in the manner prescribed for written examinations by section 812.1 of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No. 175), known as “The Administrative Code of 1929,”1 except that neither the oral nor the practical examination shall be subject to section 812.1 until such examination is available from a testing organization.
(e) The board may grant licenses to individuals from other states and provinces of Canada if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The applicant has held a valid license in such state or province and been actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine for five years immediately preceding his or her application for licensure in this Commonwealth.
(2) The applicant passes an oral examination or practical examination, or both, as prescribed by the board.
(3) The applicant submits such other evidence of qualifications as the board shall require.


1974, Dec. 27, P.L. 995, No. 326, § 16. Amended 1986, May 9, P.L. 166, No. 54, § 1, imd. effective.


71 P.S. § 279.3a.
63 P.S. § 485.16, PA ST 63 P.S. § 485.16
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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