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Board of Veterinary Medicine


chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
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 See all meetings (14) relating to this chapter.

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)597-4130    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Handling fee Fast-Track DPB review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Recordkeeping for certain drugs
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/18/2019.
Reinspection for reinstatement Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/20/2018.
Prescribing of opioids Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/08/2018.
Faculty and intern/resident license Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/30/2018.
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 05/05/2017.
Elimination of restriction on practical training only in final year of veterinary school Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/27/2016.
Increase in CE hours for veterinary technicians Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/10/2016.
Use of the term specialist Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/27/2016.
Reduction in establishment reinstatement fee
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/09/2015.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/26/2013.
Correction to incorporation by reference
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/10/2013.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/04/2013.
Addition to grounds for finding of unprofessional conduct Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/03/2013.
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 09/15/2010.
Change of address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/16/2009.
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 07/23/2008.
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 07/26/2006.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/05/2005.
Delegation of informal fact-finding to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/27/2005.
Notification on rabies certificat Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/08/2005.
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 08/13/2003.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/01/2003.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2003.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Elimination of restriction on preceptorships
Modifications to equine dentistry requirements NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 05/22/2008 after the comment period had ended.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
3/2/2015 Amend
10/16/2012 Amend
9/5/2007 Amend
1/1/2001 Retain As Is