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  340.228.  Application for licensure, contents — false statements, penalty — qualifications for licensure. — 1.  Any person desiring a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Missouri shall make a written application to the board on forms to be provided by the board.  The board shall provide such forms without charge upon the applicant's request.

  2.  Each application shall contain a statement that is made under oath or affirmation that representations made therein are true, correct and contain no material omissions of fact to the best knowledge and belief of the person making the application and whose signature shall be subscribed thereto.  Any person who knowingly submits false information, information intended to mislead the board, or omits a material fact on the application shall be subject to penalties provided for by the laws of this state for giving a false statement under oath or affirmation, in addition to any actions which the board may take pursuant to the provisions of sections 340.200 to 340.330.

  3.  To qualify for licensure under sections 340.200 to 340.330, the application must show that the applicant:

  (1)  Is a person of good moral character;

  (2)  Is a graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine;

  (3)  Has completed a veterinary candidacy program after graduation under the supervision of a veterinarian licensed and in good standing in any state, territory or district of the United States.  The supervising veterinarian shall submit an affidavit to the board stating that the applicant has satisfactorily completed the veterinary candidacy program.  If the applicant submits satisfactory proof that he or she has completed a student preceptor program recognized and approved by the board before graduation, the board may waive the veterinary candidacy requirement; and

  (4)  Has passed an examination or examinations as prescribed by board rule.  The examination or examinations shall be designed to test the examinee's knowledge of, and proficiency in, subjects and techniques commonly taught in schools of veterinary medicine, the requirements of sections 340.200 to 340.330, other related statutes and administrative rules and other material as determined by the board.  An examinee must demonstrate scientific, practical and legal knowledge sufficient to establish for the board that the examinee is competent to practice veterinary medicine.  The examination or examinations will only be given in the English language.  Applications for examination shall be in writing, on a form furnished by the board and shall include evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant possesses the qualifications set forth in this section.

  4.  The board may require such other information and proof of a person's fitness as it deems necessary.


(L. 1992 H.B. 878 § 15, A.L. 1999 S.B. 424)

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