(a) A veterinarian engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, as defined in Section 4826 , employed by the University of California and engaged in the performance of duties in connection with the School of Veterinary Medicine or employed by the Western University of Health Sciences and engaged in the performance of duties in connection with the College of Veterinary Medicine shall be issued a university license pursuant to this section or hold a license to practice veterinary medicine in this state.
(b) An individual may apply for and be issued a university license if all of the following are satisfied:
(1) He or she is currently employed by the University of California or Western University of Health Sciences, as defined in subdivision (a).
(2) He or she passes an examination concerning the statutes and regulations of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act, administered by the board, pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 4848 .
(3) He or she successfully completes the approved educational curriculum described in paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 4848 on regionally specific and important diseases and conditions.
(c) A university license:
(1) Shall be numbered as described in Section 4847 .
(2) Shall automatically cease to be valid upon termination or cessation of employment by the University of California or by the Western University of Health Sciences.
(5) Authorizes the holder to practice veterinary medicine only at an educational institution described in subdivision (a) and any locations formally affiliated with those institutions.
(d) An individual who holds a university license is exempt from satisfying the license renewal requirements of Section 4846.5 .
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