A person who fails to renew his license/registration within five years after its expiration may not renew it, and it shall not be restored, reissued, or reinstated thereafter, but such person may apply for and obtain a new license if:

  1. (a) He is not subject to denial of licensure under Section 480.
  2. (b) He takes and passes the examination, if any, which would be required of him if he were then applying for a license for the first time, or otherwise establishes to the satisfaction of the board that, with due regard for the public interest, he is qualified to practice veterinary medicine, and
  3. (c) He pays all of the fees that would be required of him if he were applying for the license for the first time.

The board may, by regulation, provide for the waiver or refund of all or any part of the examination fee in those cases in which a license is issued without an examination pursuant to the provisions of this section.