California Code, Business and Professions Code - BPC § 4848.1

(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.

(4) He or she completes and submits the application specified by the board and pays the application fee, pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 4905 , and the initial license fee, pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 4905 .

(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.

(3) Shall be subject to the license renewal provisions in Section 4846.4 and the payment of the renewal fee pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 4905 .

(4) Shall be subject to denial, revocation, or suspension pursuant to Sections 480 , 4875 , and 4883 .

(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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