veterinarian or veterinary technician who wishes to discontinue the practice of
veterinary medicine may apply for an "inactive license." A veterinarian or
veterinary technician holding an "inactive license" may not practice in the
state of Georgia.
A Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine or a veterinary technician who holds a valid current active
license to practice as a veterinarian or veterinary technician in the State of
Georgia may request the license be placed on inactive status under the
The licensee must
submit a written request to the Board requesting inactive status. The written
request shall contain the notarized signature of the licensee and contain the
(i) "I understand that
with an inactive license I shall not engage in the practice of veterinary
medicine as a veterinarian or veterinary technician and shall not hold myself
out to the public as being available to provide veterinary services."
(ii) "I understand that I am not
required to renew said license while on inactive status."
(iii) "I understand I am not required to
obtain the continuing education credits while on inactive status unless I
request to be placed on active status."
(iv) "I understand that to practice or to
hold oneself out as available to practice veterinary medicine with an inactive
license is unlicensed practice and I would be subject to disciplinary action."
In order to
reinstate the license to active status the licensee must:
(a) Submit a written request for
reinstatement of said inactive status license.
(b) Submit proof of attendance at not less
than thirty (30) hours of Board approved continuing education within two (2)
years of the date of the request to reinstate.
(c) Provide evidence acceptable to the Board
that the licensee has not had a license revoked, suspended, disciplined or
otherwise sanctioned in any other jurisdiction that ever issued a license to
(d) Provide evidence
acceptable to the Board that licensee has not been convicted of a felony or any
crime involving moral turpitude.
(e) Pay the reinstatement fee, as determined
by the Board.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 295-15-.04
Original Rule entitled "Georgia State Board of Veterinary
Medicine." F. May 6, 2022; eff.
May 26, 2022.