You’ve spent years preparing for your career as a licensed veterinarian. Between hours of studying, on-site training, and finally applying for your professional license, you are more than prepared to start your career. However, instead of receiving approval, you are given a statement of issues from the California Veterinary Medical Board detailing the denial of your veterinary license. Although it can feel like your career has ended before it’s even begun, don’t give up hope. With the help of a professional license defense attorney, you have the chance to appeal your denial.

Causes for Denial

The goal of the California Veterinary Medical Board is to ensure safety for animals and their owners receiving veterinary care. Within their regulations and restrictions, the board has high standards for those applying to become a veterinarian. Below are the major reasons your medical license application could be denied.

  • Fraud
  • Falsifying Records
  • History of Negligence
  • Drug or Alcohol Abuse
  • Harm to Animals or People
  • Instances of Unprofessional Misconduct
  • Prior Criminal Convictions Substantially Related to Job Duties
  • Prior Disciplinary Actions from Other California Boards or Out of State Agencies 

Even if you received a denial for your veterinary licensure, you still have an opportunity to appeal the denial and fight for your career.

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Appealing Board Denial

Appealing your license denial can be a difficult and lengthy process. It will involve documentation providing evidence against your accusations, proof of rehabilitation, and even personal and professional recommendations. This is why it’s crucial to begin working with a professional license defense attorney right away. When dealing with a California licensing board, time is of the essence. Your experienced attorney can gather all the required documentation and represent you in front of the Veterinary Medical Board. Working with an attorney like those at Unlock Legal is the first place to start on your path to overcoming obstacles holding you back from your dream career.

Contact Unlock Legal

We understand how dedicated you are to animal welfare. A license denial is not the end of the line. As experienced professional license defense attorneys, we are familiar with every step of the licensing process and can help fight for your Veterinary career.

At Unlock Legal, we have helped hundreds of licensed professionals protect their livelihoods. We’ve stood before licensing boards to petition for reinstatement, fight against license denial, and even manage administrative hearings when a professional’s license is under investigation. Our priority is to get you the best outcome possible and handle your case from beginning to end – no matter how long it takes. 

Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and defense for California licensed professionals. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.

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