Veterinarian is a person who has been registered and issued a valid Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card by the Professional Regulatory Board of Veterinary Medicine in accordance with Republic Act No 9268.

Board refers to Professional Regulatory Board of Veterinary Medicine in the Philippines.

Except as otherwise specifically allowed in the supervision of The Philippine Veterinary Medicine Act of 2004, a board examination is required to be undergone by all applicants for registration for the practice of veterinary. The exam is to be given by the Board of Veterinary Medicine in places and dates as the PRC may designate subject to the compliance with the requirements prescribed by PRC in accordance with Republic Act 8981.

Applicants for licensure examination shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board:
a. he/she is a citizen of the Philippines or a foreigner whose country has reciprocity with the Philippines in the practice of veterinary medicine.
b. he/she is in good health and moral character, and sound mind.
c. he/she has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense involving moral turpitude by a competent court.
d. he/she is a holder of a Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine by the Commission on Higher Education.(CHED)

Scope of Veterinarian Board Examination

The examination shall include but not limited to:
1. Veterinary parasitology
2. Veterinary pharmacology
3. Veterinary medicine (including Ethics, Surgery, Animal Welfare and
4. Zootechnics (including Animal Behavior and Environmental Health)
5. Veterinary microbiology and veterinary public health
6. Veterinary physiology
7. Veterinary anatomy
8. Veterinary pathology

In order to pass the veterinarian board exam, an examinee must obtain a weighted average of at least seventy-five percent (75%) with no rating below sixty percent (60%) in any subject.

Oath of Profession

All successful examinees and registrants without examination shall be required to take a professional oath before any member of the Board or any official authorized by the Commission or any government official authorized by law prior to entering into practice of veterinary medicine in the Philippines.

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