Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Periodic review
Action 4428
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to a periodic review of regulations, the Board intends to amend regulations to organize requirements for greater clarity, update the descriptions and requirements for veterinary establishments consistent with current practices, and specify rules in accordance with Board interpretation for ease of compliance. Amendments will make licensure by endorsement less burdensome, ensure greater accountability and security for prescription drugs in the interest of public safety, and respond to public comment about the need for more informed consent in the performance of surgery and the use of preceptees in a veterinary establishment. The goal of the planned action is to update and clarify rules in such a manner to address the concerns expressed by members of the public and the issues identified by Department inspectors and board members through the inspection and the disciplinary process.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004496]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 3/2/2015
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7316 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/16/2015.
7506 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/24/2017.
7920 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/25/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4133    FAX: (804)767-1011    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.