Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Action Increase in CE hours for veterinary technicians
Comment Period Ended on 7/1/2015
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6/7/15  10:42 am
Commenter: Kaylyn Singleton, LVT student (2nd year)

Increasing CE Hours

"I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, And by promoting public health.

I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity, adhering to the professions Code of Ethics, and furthering my knowledge and competence through a commitment to lifelong learning."

This is the oath we take when entering our profession.

It is our ethical duty to be up to date with the newset technolgies, treatments, and medications to further improve the life of our patients. Learning is part of the job description. I am in favor of increasing the CE required hours from 6 to 8. It's just another part of the many jobs Licensed Veterinary Technicans have to do. With easy access to getting credits; whether it's online, conference weekends, or lunch/ dinners. It's important to the profession as a whole that we know as much as we possibly can to give the patient and the client options.That's what can make the difference between life and death in some cases, an option. 

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