(1) An applicant for licensure as a veterinarian by examination may apply for a temporary permit if the applicant has met all the requirements in ARM 24.225.503 with the exception of passage of the national licensing examination.
(2) Applicants must:
(a) submit a completed application on forms provided by the department. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documentation;
(b) provide verification the applicant is scheduled to take the national examination described in ARM 24.225.504; and
(c) be supervised by a veterinarian licensed in Montana. The supervising veterinarian is responsible for the standard of care provided by the temporary licensee.
(3) Any temporary permit holder who fails the national examination must notify the board immediately. Failure of the examination automatically voids the temporary practice permit. The applicant may retake the examination, but another temporary permit will not be issued.
(4) A temporary permit is valid for six months. An extension may be granted by the board for a verifiable and rational reason.