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Board of Veterinary Medicine


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Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for licensure of veterinarians, veterinary technologists, and veterinary facilities and sets standards for facilities and the practice of veterinary medicine.
State Authority Chapter 38 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve high ratings on the Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licensure.
2) Achieve a reduction in the number of deficiencies noted in facility inspections.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: leslie.knachel@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4468    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Faculty and intern/resident license Final Governor's office review in progress.
Prescribing of opioids Proposed Comment period is underway and will end on 2/9/2018.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/25/2017.
CE credit for volunteer practice Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/5/2017.
Elimination of restriction on practical training only in final year of veterinary school Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/27/2016.
Increase in CE hours for veterinary technicians Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/10/2016.
Use of the term specialist Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/27/2016.
Reduction in establishment reinstatement fee
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/9/2015.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2013.
Correction to incorporation by reference
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/10/2013.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/4/2013.
Addition to grounds for finding of unprofessional conduct Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/3/2013.
Drug destruction requirements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/22/2011.
Conformity with law on animal cruelty
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/15/2010.
Change of address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/16/2009.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/25/2009.
Changes to restricted volunteer registration
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/23/2008.
Registration of equine dental technicians Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/29/2007.
Change in returned check fee
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/26/2006.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/5/2005.
Delegation of informal fact-finding to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/27/2005.
Notification on rabies certificat Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/8/2005.
Clarification in definition of surgery; change in defintion of supervision Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/25/2004.
Voluntary practice by out-of-state veterinarians Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/13/2003.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/1/2003.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2003.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Elimination of restriction on preceptorships -
Modifications to equine dentistry requirements NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 5/22/2008 after the comment period had ended.