Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Elimination of restriction on practical training only in final year of veterinary school
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the regulatory action is to eliminate a burdensome restriction on the preceptorships for veterinary students in which they gain practical experience under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Currently, students are not allowed to be engaged in a preceptorship until their final year in veterinary college.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004075]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Practical training in veterinary medicine
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7088 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 7/1/2015.
7290 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/29/2016.
7465 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/27/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4468    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.