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§30-10-7. Examinations; issuance or denial of license authorization of veterinary medical corporations; assistants; fee.
The board shall hold at least one examination during each year and may hold such additional examinations as are necessary. The secretary-treasurer shall give public notice of the time and place of each examination at least one hundred twenty days in advance of the date set for such examination. A person desiring to take an examination shall make application for a license to the board.

Procedures concerning the preparation, administration and grading of examinations shall be prescribed by the board. Examinations shall be designed to test the examinee's knowledge of and proficiency in the subjects and techniques commonly taught in veterinary schools. To pass the examination, the examinee must demonstrate scientific and practical knowledge sufficient to prove himself a competent person to practice veterinary medicine in the judgment of the board. All examinees shall be tested by a written examination, supplemented by such oral interviews and practical demonstrations as the board may deem necessary. The board may adopt and use the examination prepared by the national board of veterinary examiners.

The secretary-treasurer shall notify each examinee of the result of his examination within forty-five days thereafter, and the board shall issue a license to each person who passes the examination. The application for a license by any person failing an examination shall be denied, but such person shall be admitted to any subsequent examination upon payment of another application fee.

The board shall also examine the application of any one or more veterinarians for the formation of a veterinary medical corporation, filed pursuant to the provisions of section eighteen of this article, and issue a certificate of authorization therefor to any applicant or applicants legally entitled to receive the same. The board shall also have authority to authorize veterinary medical corporations, in accordance with the provisions of sections eighteen and nineteen of this article, to practice veterinary medicine and surgery through duly licensed veterinarians.

The board shall have the power to certify and establish standards for employment of assistants to veterinarians.

No license shall be issued under the provisions of this section until the person applying therefor shall have paid to the board a fee of five dollars.