Licensing Area: Veterinary

Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers

Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements

RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272

Business Registration Division 

For information to register a business

Executive Officer

Kedin Kleinhans

(808) 586-2694

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai 274-3141
Maui 984-2400
Hawaii 974-4000
Lanai & Molokai 1-800-468-4644

Att: VET
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


[email protected]

License Categories

  • Veterinarian


Biennial by June 30 every even numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020 begin Monday, May 7, 2018 and end midnight (HST) on Saturday, June 30, 2018 

RENEW by license expiration date of June 30, 2018

Renewal postcard reminders for Veterinarian (VE), license types will be mailed out May 4, 2018

Renew online at

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2018
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2018

All Veterinarian (VE) licensees on an “active” status must have completed at least 20 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credits from an approved sponsor prior to renewing their license pursuant to HRS §471-9.

A licensee who has graduated from an accredited veterinary school within one year of the licensee’s first license renewal shall not be subject to the CE requirement for the first renewal.

The Board may conduct a random audit of licensees to determine compliance with the CE requirement.  If selected you will receive a notice from the Board and will have 60 days to submit documentation verifying compliance with the CE requirement.  Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action being taken against your veterinarian license.  Licensees shall maintain their own CE records.  DO NOT SUBMIT CE CERTIFICATES WITH YOUR RENEWAL APPLICATION.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS , any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met. Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine

Board Composition
7 Members

Craig M. Nishimoto, DVM/Kauai, Chairperson

Robert C. Jordan, DVM/Hawaii, Vice-Chairperson

Leianne K. Lee Loy, DVM/Oahu

Alicia C. Maluafiti, Public

Vacant, DVM

Vacant, DVM

Vacant, Public

5 Veterinarians
2 Public