(a)  Any licensed veterinarian who is in good standing with the Board and who has ceased the practice of veterinary medicine may apply for inactive status. The Board, in its discretion, may place the licensed veterinarian on an inactive list of members and thereafter the licensed veterinarian who has obtained the inactive status shall not practice veterinary medicine or be required to pay the annual license renewal as prescribed in G.S. 90‑187.5 and Board Rule .0302 or required to earn continuing education credits.

(b)  Any veterinarian who has been placed on inactive status and who desires to be reinstated or to resume the practice of veterinary medicine may be reinstated within the discretion of the Board upon the determination by the Board that the inactive veterinarian is competent to practice veterinary medicine; that the veterinarian pay the required license renewal fee for the current year in which the application is filed; and that the veterinarian earn the required continuing education credits in the year preceding reinstatement.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑185(2); 90‑185(6);

Eff. June 1, 1987;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.