Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Petition 398
Petition Information
Petition Title Reduction of active practice requirement for licensure by endorsement
Date Filed 8/11/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Gerald Blackburn 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC150-20-120(2) to require documentation of one year of the last four in active practice for licensure by endorsement as a veterinarian. 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on September 11, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on September 11, 2023 and will close on October 2, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for October 26, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting. 

Comment Period Began 9/11/2023    Ended 10/2/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 8/11/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 9/11/2023     Volume: 40  Issue: 2
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 10/26/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 11/20/2023     Volume: 40  Issue: 7
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on October 26, 2023, the Board voted to initiate a rulemaking to implement the request and to reduce licensure by endorsement requirements in other parts of the regulation. The Board will file a notice of intended regulatory action to begin the regulatory process for change. 

Associated regulatory action Reduction of requirements for licensure by endorsement
Latest Stage: NOIRA

Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
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Henrico, 23233
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