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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 150. Board of Veterinary Medicine
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine

18VAC150-20-115. Requirements for licensure by examination as a veterinary technician.

A. The applicant, in order to be licensed by the board as a veterinary technician, shall:

1. Have received a degree in veterinary technology or veterinary nursing from a college or school accredited by the AVMA or the CVMA or obtained a PAVE certificate.

2. Have filed with the board the following documents:

a. A complete application on a form obtained from the board;

b. An official copy, indicating a veterinary technology or veterinary nursing degree, of the applicant's college or school transcript or documentation of a PAVE certificate; and

c. Verification that the applicant is in good standing by each board in another state or United States jurisdiction from which the applicant holds a license, certification, or registration to practice veterinary technology or veterinary nursing.

3. Have passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination approved by the AAVSB or any other board-approved, national board examination for veterinary technology with a score acceptable to the board.

4. Sign a statement attesting that the applicant has read, understands, and will abide by the statutes and regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine in Virginia.

5. Have submitted the application fee specified in 18VAC150-20-100.

6. Have committed no acts that would constitute a violation of § 54.1-3807 of the Code of Virginia.

B. The application for licensure shall be valid for a period of one year after the date of initial submission, after which time a new application and fee shall be required.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 5, eff. December 23, 1998; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 4, eff. November 25, 2009; Volume 34, Issue 1, eff. October 25, 2017; Volume 37, Issue 26, eff. October 1, 2021; Volume 38, Issue 13, eff. April 1, 2022.

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