Types of Veterinary Licensure
Three types of licenses are issued in Idaho - an active license, an active license on inactive status, and temporary permits. An active license grants the licensee all the rights and privileges assigned to any licensed veterinarian in the state of Idaho as set forth in the Veterinary Practice Act and Rules of the State of Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine. Any veterinarian licensed in Idaho who advises the Board, in writing, that s/he wishes to remain licensed in this state, but does not intend to actively practice veterinary medicine in the State of Idaho and, therefore, does not intend to meet the licensing requirements for an active license for the current licensing year, will be transferred from Active to Inactive status, and will be required to pay Inactive status renewal fees as prescribed in the rules of the Board.
The Board may, at its discretion, issue a temporary permit to a new graduate, or a currently practicing veterinarian licensed in another state or states, who has fulfilled the requirements for licensure in Idaho, or to a graduate of a non-accredited school of veterinary medicine that has fulfilled the requirements of Section 54-2107, Idaho Code, and the Rules of the Board of Veterinary Medicine. Temporary permits are valid until the next license application review by the Board, or for no more than one (1) year. Under no circumstances will a second temporary permit be issued to the same person. A temporary permit will not be issued to any applicant whose license has been revoked in any state for any reason, other than nonpayment of license renewal fees.